Only on 12 Video: Man arrested in North Augusta murder

By: Gene Petriello Email
By: Gene Petriello Email

March 12, 2009

AIKEN CTY, S.C. --- Aiken County investigators say an undercover operation Wednesday ended with the arrest of a murder suspect.

News 12 was the only camera rolling when Cordarell Miller was arrested at his North Augusta home on Old Edgefield Road. Also picked up was Ian Martin. He was arrested in Wilson, North Carolina.

Both men were picked up after News 12 broke the story that two other men accused in the murder had charges against them dropped.

Elizabeth Ross is left without her brother, 26-year-old Julius Walker, who investigators say was shot several times and killed on February 28th.

"Me and my brother, we talked about everything," says Ross. "He told me everything. I told him everything. He was like my best friend."

It's a murder that's taken several twists and turns. The latest is the arrest of Miller, on Wednesday afternoon. An arrest News 12 caught on camera. Also, was the arrest of Martin in North Carolina. Both are charged with murder, first degree burglary and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Still in jail, now in Aiken County, is Tyrone Wade. He was the first man charged with Walker's murder.

All of this information coming out about a week after News 12 broke the story that two men -- Anthony Perry and Joseph Kemp -- were cleared of the murder. They were arrested after Wade told investigators they were involved. Investigators say they still do not know why Wade told them Perry and Kemp were involved.

Both men, Perry and Kemp, stayed in jail on other charges. Since then, Kemp has been released, but Perry is still in jail.

It's a 12 day investigation and now three men are charged with murder, as a family is left without their loved one. "I don't see the reason for them to kill him," says Ross.

Investigators tell News 12, they have picked up one weapon so far. But, they think there are other weapons used in the crime still out there.

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