Wife of Georgetown man cleared in his killing

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The wife and cousin of a Georgetown man shot eight years ago have both been cleared in his death.

A judge threw out a murder charge Thursday against Keri Pope on charges she killed her husband, Joey Pope, in May 2003. On Friday, a jury found Joey Pope’s cousin Chris Miller not guilty of murder, but convicted him on a conspiracy charge.

Miller was sentenced to five years in prison, but given credit for time served. He could be eligible for parole within a year.

Joey Pope was shot to death as he slept in his home. His wife told police someone broke into the home as she answered a knock on the door and left a minute later, killing her husband but taking nothing.

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