Emotional day in court as family members describe Atlanta Dr. victims

posted by Angela Brown, WCIV - 

Victims of the Atlanta Dr. homicide, from Saturday morning, have been identified by the Charleston County Coroner.

Joseph Manigault, 72, Rose Manigault, 69, Kenya Manigault, 42, Faith Manigault, 15, all from Mt. Pleasant.

The suspect, Lovequawn Scott was in bond court this morning.

He refused to sign his consent form, therefore no bond for him was set.

The family of the victims were in court today as well.

They were allowed to address the Judge even though Scott did not appear.

Relatives shared their stories about 72-year-old Joseph and 69-year-old Rose Manigault

Valerie Gilliard Anthony said, "Our uncle and aunt would give you their hearts out of their chest if they needed to. They were good people."

The court learned more about Faith Manigault from relative Estelle M. Grant. "Little Faith, a wonderful little student at Wando High School. She loved basketball. She was playing basketball and he just snatched everything away from that child," says Grant.

Family members told us that Kenya Manigault owned a hair salon and they were a big loving family.

The family says the elder Manigaults took Scott in when he was a baby and raised him like their own son.

"They made so many sacrifices for this man to have a good life, they did not deserve what happened," said Ray Manigault.

The Judge said Scott will appear in circuit court in 30 days.

The court affidavit was made available and provided new details about the case.

The report say deputies reported seeing blood on Scott's hands and clothes.

The affidavit goes on to say that the victims appeared to have been beaten and appeared to have died from blunt force trauma.

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