Reported by Matt Long, SCRN
A former sheriff’s deputy who murdered his mother and stepfather to get their inheritance received the maximum sentence for crimes he committed after their killings. Timothy Poole was given 400 years in prison Thursday for mail and wire fraud charges.
Poole was convicted in March for the 2006 murder of his mother Linda Poole-Hilton and his stepfather Henry Hilton, Junior. Prosecutors said Poole, a former Florence County sheriff’s deputy hoped to gain inheritance money from the couple’s multi-million dollar estate.
He was convicted on 20 counts of fraud and sentenced to 20 years each, the maximum. U.S. District Court Judge Bryan Harwell also ordered Poole to pay back almost $60,000 in trust fund money he received before he was found guilty.
Poole still maintains that he is innocent.