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Waring murder suspects may go on trial in October


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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The couple accused of killing the daughter of a prominent Charleston attorney may go on trial in October according to ninth circuit solicitor Scarlett Wilson.

Wilson said Friday that the trial for Ethan Mack and Heather Kamp is scheduled for October 4. They face murder charges in the death of 28-year-old Kate Waring who vanished on June 12, 2009.

Private detectives found Waring's skeletal remains in a wooded, gated area on Wadmalaw Island in October, 2009.

Mack, 29, and Kamp, 30, are being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

Wilson said the motive for murder was financial gain and that Waring died a slow death.

A third suspect, Terry Keith Williams, is charged with obstruction of justice. Police say Williams was given Waring's iPod for helping Mack move her body. 

Attorney and Waring family friend Andy Savage said the loss is just as fresh as it was a year ago.

"They miss their daughter terribly," Savage said. "It's like any parent would to lose a child, and to lose a child under that circumstance."

Wilson hasn't said whether she will seek the death penalty in the case.

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