More charges in SC bulletproof vest shooting

More charges in SC bulletproof vest shooting

Credit: Anderson County Sheriff's Office

More charges in SC bulletproof vest shooting

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:52 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- Deputies say an 18-year-old girl lied to officers about who shot and killed one of her friends as he tried out a bulletproof vest at an Anderson County home.
 
Sheriff's Lt. Shelia Cole said 25-year-old Timothy Fisher fired the fatal shot Wednesday. He has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
 
Cole says 25-year-old Blake Wardell found an old bulletproof vest and asked Fisher to shoot him. Investigators say Fisher just missed the vest and the bullet hit Wardell in the heart.
 
Deputies initially charged Taylor Kelly with involuntary manslaughter, but they say she lied about firing the shot. She is now charged as an accessory.
 
Fisher faces up to five years in prison if convicted. Kelly faces up to three years.
 
It wasn't known if either suspect had a lawyer.

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