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An investigation into a South Carolina man’s fatal shooting of his daughter has led to murder charges.

Jermaine Pressley, 43, of Greenville, was accused of discharging a firearm with the intent of killing a person, resulting in the death of the victim, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday in an arrest affidavit.

Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23, was killed at 1 a.m. Sunday when her father mistook her for an intruder. She was struck after her father fired through the door.

Investigators don’t dispute Pressley’s claim “but whoever was at that door he intended to shoot,” Lt. Ryan Flood told Fox News Friday.

SOUTH CAROLINA MAN WHO MISTAKENLY SHOT, KILLED DAUGHTER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, POLICE SAY

Jermaine Pressley is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his daughter in Greenville, S.C.

Jermaine Pressley is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his daughter in Greenville, S.C. (Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

Pressley was also charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Investigators said his conviction for possessing heroin 15 years ago barred him from owning a gun. Investigators said they found three guns in his home.

 SOUTH CAROLINA DAD FATALLY SHOOTS DAUGHTER HE THOUGHT WAS INTRUDER: REPORT

Pressley was charged with drug possession Monday, a day after the shooting.

He was denied bond at a hearing Friday, Fox Carolina reported.

Multiple members of his family were there for the appearance.

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“This was a tragic accident,” Pressley’s niece Rokiesha Suber said, according to the station. It was a mistake. We love Jermaine. Jermaine loved his daughter. His daughter was all he had. She was his pride and joy. The family is united.”

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A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the brutal 1986 murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar, officials said.

Danny Lynn Emitt, 50, is accused of murdering Aguilar on July 14, 1986. Her body was found in a Winter Park, Florida, apartment with multiple stab wounds on her upper body and hands, police said. Officials also concluded she may have been sexually assaulted.

SERIAL KILLER PUT TO DEATH FOR 1984 FLORIDA MURDER SPREE THAT CLAIMED 10 WOMEN’S LIVES

A warrant was issued for Emitt’s arrest after samples from the 33-year-old murder case were entered into a national database and Emitt was revealed to be a match, according to Knox News. Emitt was in the database because he had submitted DNA for an unrelated case in 2005, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Danny Emitt was arrested in the cold-case murder of Eveline Aguilar.

Danny Emitt was arrested in the cold-case murder of Eveline Aguilar. (Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

“There is no perfect ending, but this is as good as we can get – holding the person that’s responsible accountable for their actions,” Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said at a news conference Thursday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Lemma said at least 50 people had been interviewed in the case before Emitt’s arrest.

Eveline Aguilar was found dead in her Florida apartment.

Eveline Aguilar was found dead in her Florida apartment. (Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)

Emitt had been arrested more than 30 times in connection with burglaries, possession of firearms and possession of knives, according to Lemma. Knox News reported he’d also been convicted of driving under the influence and driving without a license.

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In the Aguilar case, Emitt was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and burglary. Knox News reported Emitt was booked into the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in Tennessee, where he awaits extradition to Florida.

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A confessed murderer serving multiple life sentences for the slayings of two Virginia college students has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and was transferred to a new prison this week to undergo treatment.

Jesse Matthew Jr., 37, pleaded guilty in 2016 to killing Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old student at Virginia Tech, and Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old student at the University of Virginia. The two women were killed about five years apart, and Matthew Jr. was only connected to the Harrington case after police tied him to Graham’s killing.

Jesse Matthew Jr. was transferred on Monday to a new prison in Virginia to undergo cancer treatment, officials said.

Jesse Matthew Jr. was transferred on Monday to a new prison in Virginia to undergo cancer treatment, officials said. (Pool, File)

Matthew was moved from Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison, in Wise County, to Sussex I State Prison on Monday. He confirmed to WTVR earlier this month he’d been diagnosed with the disease, which is reportedly in its most advanced stage and has traveled beyond the colon. The American Cancer Society pegged the current survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer at 14 percent in a 2017 study.

MAN SENTENCED FOR WIFE’S COLD-CASE MURDER THAT SON HELPED SOLVE YEARS LATER

Jesse Matthew Jr. pleaded guilty to killing Hannah Graham, left, and Morgan Harrington, right.

Jesse Matthew Jr. pleaded guilty to killing Hannah Graham, left, and Morgan Harrington, right.

In October 2009, Harrington disappeared after she left a Metallica concert at UVA’s basketball arena. More than three months later, in January 2010, her body was found in a field roughly 10 miles south of Charlottesville.

“This is justice and perhaps karma.”

— Gil Harrington

Years later, Graham disappeared after leaving an off-campus party alone in September 2014. Her body was found a month later — about six miles from where Harrington’s body was found.

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Harrington’s mother told WTVR Matthew “doesn’t loom big in my mind.”

“He is contained and our mission is to help save the next girl, so I take comfort however this plays out,” Gil Harrington said. “This is justice and perhaps karma.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Darcy Smith left her souvenir T-shirt behind at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Missouri last week and her husband Jasen went back to their seats to retrieve it.

The next time she saw him he was unconscious and being treated by paramedics. He was bleeding from one of his ears.

The father of 10-year-old twin sons later died at a hospital.

MISSOURI VOLLEYBALL COURTS CLOSE AFTER KNIVES FOUND IN THE SAND

Authorities later said Jasen Smith, 44, had suffered a blunt force injury to the back of his head that left him with a fractured skull and a cut lip, family attorney Chip Gentry told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The family is mystified about what could have happened.

“Jasen was not the kind of guy that’s going to fight someone for a T-shirt,” Gentry told the newspaper.

“Jasen was not the kind of guy that’s going to fight someone for a T-shirt.”

— Chip Gentry, attorney for the Smith family

“They’re devastated,” he said about the family. “You can’t fathom going to a Dave Matthews Band concert on a Wednesday evening and being struck by something which cost you your life. We will certainly dig deep to hold those responsible accountable.”

The Jefferson City resident was the operator of a local lot that sold custom trucks. His memorial service drew about 1,000 mourners, according to the Post-Dispatch.

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Investigators in Maryland Heights, the site of the concert venue, are now searching for the man who reported Smith’s injury to a security guard. They say the man appeared to be in his late 20s and claimed to be in the medical field, and had seen Smith fall to the ground, the Jefferson City News Tribune reported.

Until authorities obtain more information, they are considering the case a “suspicious death,” the newspaper reported.

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Darcy Smith left her souvenir T-shirt behind at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Missouri last week and her husband Jasen went back to their seats to retrieve it.

The next time she saw him he was unconscious and being treated by paramedics. He was bleeding from one of his ears.

The father of 10-year-old twin sons later died at a hospital.

MISSOURI VOLLEYBALL COURTS CLOSE AFTER KNIVES FOUND IN THE SAND

Authorities later said Jasen Smith, 44, had suffered a blunt force injury to the back of his head that left him with a fractured skull and a cut lip, family attorney Chip Gentry told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The family is mystified about what could have happened.

“Jasen was not the kind of guy that’s going to fight someone for a T-shirt,” Gentry told the newspaper.

“Jasen was not the kind of guy that’s going to fight someone for a T-shirt.”

— Chip Gentry, attorney for the Smith family

“They’re devastated,” he said about the family. “You can’t fathom going to a Dave Matthews Band concert on a Wednesday evening and being struck by something which cost you your life. We will certainly dig deep to hold those responsible accountable.”

The Jefferson City resident was the operator of a local lot that sold custom trucks. His memorial service drew about 1,000 mourners, according to the Post-Dispatch.

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Investigators in Maryland Heights, the site of the concert venue, are now searching for the man who reported Smith’s injury to a security guard. They say the man appeared to be in his late 20s and claimed to be in the medical field, and had seen Smith fall to the ground, the Jefferson City News Tribune reported.

Until authorities obtain more information, they are considering the case a “suspicious death,” the newspaper reported.

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A Texas man accused of murdering his girlfriend, dismembering her body and dissolving it in chemicals was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Kevin Wayne Powell, of White Settlement, Texas, reportedly killed his live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Casey Ray Nutter, in 2015. A month before Nutter went missing, she filed aggravated assault charges against Powell after he tried to strangle her with a wire, suffocate her with a plastic bag and drown her in a shower, WFAA reported. Prosecutors said he killed her in retaliation for going to authorities.

ILLINOIS MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING, DISMEMBERING 2-YEAR-OLD BOY STANDS TRIAL

One of Powell’s family members testified that the 50-year-old had confessed to Nutter’s murder and used several power saws to dismember her before dissolving her body, according to WFAA. It was the same family member who tipped off law enforcement during the investigation into her disappearance.

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015. 

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015.  (Tarrant County Jail )

“His abuse and her untimely death should not have been the end of her story. She deserved better, and the jury saw fit to rectify that,” prosecutor Allenna Bangs said in a statement, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Powell’s life sentence was automatic after his conviction and he is not eligible for parole. The jury took little more than an hour to reach their verdict, WFAA reported.

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Nutter’s remains have never been found.

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A Texas man accused of murdering his girlfriend, dismembering her body and dissolving it in chemicals was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Kevin Wayne Powell, of White Settlement, Texas, reportedly killed his live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Casey Ray Nutter, in 2015. A month before Nutter went missing, she filed aggravated assault charges against Powell after he tried to strangle her with a wire, suffocate her with a plastic bag and drown her in a shower, WFAA reported. Prosecutors said he killed her in retaliation for going to authorities.

ILLINOIS MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING, DISMEMBERING 2-YEAR-OLD BOY STANDS TRIAL

One of Powell’s family members testified that the 50-year-old had confessed to Nutter’s murder and used several power saws to dismember her before dissolving her body, according to WFAA. It was the same family member who tipped off law enforcement during the investigation into her disappearance.

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015. 

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015.  (Tarrant County Jail )

“His abuse and her untimely death should not have been the end of her story. She deserved better, and the jury saw fit to rectify that,” prosecutor Allenna Bangs said in a statement, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Powell’s life sentence was automatic after his conviction and he is not eligible for parole. The jury took little more than an hour to reach their verdict, WFAA reported.

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Nutter’s remains have never been found.

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A Texas man accused of murdering his girlfriend, dismembering her body and dissolving it in chemicals was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Kevin Wayne Powell, of White Settlement, Texas, reportedly killed his live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Casey Ray Nutter, in 2015. A month before Nutter went missing, she filed aggravated assault charges against Powell after he tried to strangle her with a wire, suffocate her with a plastic bag and drown her in a shower, WFAA reported. Prosecutors said he killed her in retaliation for going to authorities.

ILLINOIS MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING, DISMEMBERING 2-YEAR-OLD BOY STANDS TRIAL

One of Powell’s family members testified that the 50-year-old had confessed to Nutter’s murder and used several power saws to dismember her before dissolving her body, according to WFAA. It was the same family member who tipped off law enforcement during the investigation into her disappearance.

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015. 

Kevin Wayne Powell, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for dismembering his 28-year-old girlfriend who went missing in 2015.  (Tarrant County Jail )

“His abuse and her untimely death should not have been the end of her story. She deserved better, and the jury saw fit to rectify that,” prosecutor Allenna Bangs said in a statement, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Powell’s life sentence was automatic after his conviction and he is not eligible for parole. The jury took little more than an hour to reach their verdict, WFAA reported.

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Nutter’s remains have never been found.

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Texas homeowner who reportedly believed his house was being fired upon, fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was part of the group creating the “disturbance” in the Houston neighborhood — but police later found paintball splatter at the scene and are reportedly now unsure if anyone besides the homeowner had an actual firearm.

HPD Sgt. Joshua Horn said the residents inside the Houston home “were alerted to some sort of disturbance” — involving more than a dozen people — and at some point “believed” members of the group started shooting.

NEW JERSEY MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY URINATED ON CANCER VICTIM’S MEMORIAL IS FIRED BY DAD FROM FAMILY BUSINESS

“They believed that they were — that their house was being shot at,” Horn told KHOU. “The homeowner, the father, came outside to the disturbance, approached a suspect who was standing out here. Believed that he was a threat, fearing for his safety, fired a round at him.”

The father also reportedly fired rounds at the vehicle that belonged to the 19-year-old, who was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Horn said the homeowner’s 17-year-old son might’ve been the group’s target.

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Bullet casings — along with paintball splatter — were found outside the home, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone in the group outside of the house was also armed with real guns.

Neither the homeowner or the 19-year-old man were immediately identified. Authorities are investigating the incident.

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The Tennessee man who was shot and killed outside his Cordova home last week was reportedly found holding a piece of paper that authorities think might be the key to bringing his killer to justice.

Bryant Ward, 24, was arrested in the killing of 61-year-old Bryan Hervey after police discovered Hervey holding a piece of paper with Ward’s license plate number written on it.

Court documents obtained by FOX13 stated Hervey was seen running to his front door on May 15 shortly before he was killed. Home surveillance video taken from a doorbell camera appeared to show Hervey screaming for help as gunshots rang out in the background.

Police reportedly found 25 shell casings in and around the crime scene.

When police located Hervey’s body at around 2:30 a.m. they discovered the paper in his hand with what appeared to be a license plate number, WMC reported. Court documents stated Hervey was a member of his neighborhood watch program.

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Ward was arrested after authorities matched the information on the paper to a vehicle outside his home with the same license plate number. Ward, who reportedly lived just down the street from Hervey, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder, FOX13 reported.

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