CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The state of South Carolina paid $45,000 to a woman who claims her son’s murder could have been prevented.
Shareen Capers Rhue’s sons were killed seven months apart and she believes if North Charleston police would have shared information, one of them would not have been killed.
According to the lawsuit filed by Shareen Capers Rhue, Antonio McCullough was shot to death in March 2013 and his brother, Rhakym Capers, was murdered seven months later in November.
The lawsuit states the video of McCollough’s murder showed a different person than the one North Charleston police named as the shooter.
It also states detectives were aware the person in the video, as well as another suspect, previously threatened to kill Capers.
The mother says her second son’s death could have been prevented if North Charleston police had either spoken up about the threats or if she had been allowed to see the video
Due to the emotional trauma and suffering, the South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund paid the mother $45,000 dollars for her losses and another $13,000 in legal fees.