A judge issued a $500,000 bond Friday morning to a man accused of killing his wife in front of their 4-year-old daughter last year.
30-year-old Chesley Black is charged with murder after Charleston County Sheriff’s Office investigators say he killed 25-year-old Amanda Kalman at their home in West Ashley last September. The Charleston Post & Courier reports the judge granted bond for Black, but said he would be placed on strict house arrest. The judge also ordered him to make no contact with Kalman’s family.
Investigators say Black and Kalman’s 4-year-old daughter told them her parents were arguing and fighting inside the home when her father stabbed and killed her mother. The couple’s 2-year-old daughter was also in the home at the time. Afterwards, deputies say Black dropped off his 4-year-old at Kalman’s sister’s house before fleeing Charleston County with the 2-year-old. He was arrested days later in Sumter County after deputies found him with his daughter.
A Charleston County detective says Black, who had already been denied bond once, has already confessed to killing his wife.