The New York Daily News is reporting today that a Jehovah's Witness family was found dead in their South Carolina home in an apparent murder-suicide. Sheddrick Miller, 38, and Kia Von Miller, 28, an African-American couple, was found gunned down in their home on Wednesday. The couple's two children were also found dead.
2014: Bizarre details in the Sheddrick Miller-Kia Miller case
The couple had been married for just a few short years. They are described by some media outlets as devout Jehovah's Witnesses. But, Sheddrick Miller kept a gun in the home which goes against the teachings of the Witnesses.
Police are still investigating a motive in the killings. The couple often posted loving photos on their Facebook pages. But, sources say that Sheddrick Miller had a dark side.
Murder scene: Forest Walk Court
The disturbing scene came to the attention of the police after Sheddrick Miller's mother stopped by to check on the family. Police were dispatched to the home, where they found the bodies of Kyler Devane Miller, 3, and Syrai Raquel Miller, 1, dead in their bedrooms with gunshot wounds to the head, according to Coroner Gary Watts.
Sheddrick and Kia Miller were found dead in a nearby master bedroom. Police found a gun near Sheddrick Miller's body, according to the Daily Mail.
The couple often held bible studies, commonly referred to as "book studies" in their home.
Police are still investigating the motive for the killings.
Read up on more murder-suicides that have occurred this week here.
Jehovah's Witness family murder-suicide
The Jehovah's Witness family is shown here attending one of their meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Jehovah's Witness teachings frown upon owning a gun.
Sheddrick Miller: Kylers Barbershop
38-year-old Sheddrick Miller owned this barber shop located at 2605 seminole rd unit f in St. Andrews. It was his pride and joy. Sheddrick often enjoyed the luxuries that his barber shop business afforded him.
Jehovah's Witness family found dead
Here is the home on Forest Walk Court. The family of four was found dead in the bedrooms of the home. Each victim died of a gunshot wound. Sheddrick Miller posted this photo on his Facebook page with the words "Work like a slave live like a king!"