Heather Kamp files appeal in Waring murder case

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Heather Kamp has filed an appeal regarding her 39 year sentence for the murder of Kate Waring.

Last month, Kamp pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to murder, forgery and obstruction of justice for the murder of Waring.

On April 12, Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. said he gave Kamp credit for cooperating with the investigation. He sentenced Kamp to 39 years, which is more than her accomplice, Ethan Mack. Mack, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges earlier this month. He was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Kamp could have faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Kamp said Tuesday that everything happened so fast and she struggled "to do the right thing."

"I went along with my husband, but I was not the person who murdered her," Kamp said. "I will take responsibility for going along with him."

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said at the hearing that the solicitor's office could have had a murder conviction for Mack had it not been for Kamp's lies.

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