Walterboro murder victim's daughter determined to keep convicted killer behind bars

Eunice Huckabee (source: Christine Anderson)
Eunice Huckabee (source: Christine Anderson)

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A man convicted of killing a Walterboro woman 30 years ago is up for parole next Wednesday.

Fifty-three-year-old Carlos Elliott is serving a life sentence for the 1988 murder of 55-year old Eunice Huckabee.

"I can't put any closure to it, I'll never get over it, we were that close," Huckabee's daughter Christine Anderson said Friday. "She died two days after Valentine's Day and I sent her flowers one week early."

Authorities say Huckabee was working at a fireworks store on Highway 63 near I-95 when she was attacked and stabbed multiple times.

"He grabbed her and stabbed her with a regular steak knife, shredded steak knife, they said 12 times," Anderson said.

Investigators say Elliott also robbed the victim and stole her car.

Before she died Huckabee was able to call authorities, give them the make and model of her car and a description of the suspect.

Elliott was arrested the night of the murder.

Wednesday will be his first chance for parole.

"I'm saying don't let him out. He needs to stay there the rest of his life. I don't want him to do this to anyone else. He's ruined our life," Anderson said.

Anderson says she will be at the parole hearing and ask the parole board to keep Elliott in prison.

If he is denied parole, Elliott will be eligible again in two years.

Elliott was convicted before the law was changed to allow life without parole for murder.

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