A manslaughter case in Greenwood is one of the most unusual the sheriff there has seen. According to Sheriff Tony Davis, charges against a husband and wife include the death of her grandfather and faking their daughters cancer case—all to defraud money.
The body of Alicia Kelly’s grandfather was discovered by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office after a year. The Kellys were aware of his death, but never reported it, in order to allegedly collect his Social Security and retirement checks, according to Sheriff Davis. Alicia Kelly’s bond is now at $157,000, her husband Steven at $150,000.
The investigation continues in the case of their raising money for their daughter’s fake cancer case.
Sheriff Davis says his investigation led to a confession– and now the Kelly’s web page is down.
“There for a while, we’re pretty sure that the parents had convinced the child that she had cancer. I think as time went on, she realized that the blood pressure pills that mother was giving her were not chemo pills,” says Davis.