A monster named Vinson Filyaw abducted a 14-year-old girl and held her captive for ten days in an underground bunker where he raped and tortured her died in a South Carolina prison on Monday, May 3, 2021.
According to the State, Vinson Filyaw, who was serving a 421-year term after pleading guilty to the heinous 2006 felony, was discovered unresponsive in McCormick Correctional Institution.
He was 51 years old.
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According to the outlet, there were no signs that he had been killed.
A 2018 lifetime show called “The Girl in the Bunker” featured Filyaw’s disturbing abduction storyline. In 2007, Filyaw entered a guilty plea. Filyaw was identified as a “bad guy” by prosecutor Barney Giese.
Giese told the State, “He got 421 years and deserved every day of it,”
Judge G. Thomas Cooper said Filyaw’s actions were “unforgivable” during his sentencing.
He said at the time, the State reported, “You have preyed upon helpless victims with violence and in a savage manner,”
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Filyaw stalked the young teen as she got off a school bus in Kershaw County in September 2006, according to evidence in the case. He then pretended to be a cop and arrested her because her family was growing marijuana, according to the newspaper in 2007.
According to the study, he took the victim into the woods, raped her, and put a necklace around her neck that he said would explode if she tried to flee.
According to the State, Filyaw also had three other bunkers in Kershaw County. Filyaw’s defense attorney, Jack Duncan, said before the sentencing that his client suffered from anxiety, delusions, and alcoholism.