No public defender for man accused of killing wife, granddaughter

by: Greg Suskin Updated:


ROCK HILL - A Rock Hill man charged with killing his wife and granddaughter will not get a public defender.

Ronald Gregory was first granted a public defender after it seemed he did not have the money to hire a lawyer.

Prosecutors raised questions about how much money Gregory had. They found out he had assets, saying he had $600,000 in an IRA, in his name, and several accounts with cash as well.

On Tuesday, the judge ruled that Gregory was not indigent and that taxpayers should not have to pay for his defense. 

Gregory’s public defender said in his 24 years, he had never seen anything like it.

Gregory did not speak in court Tuesday, and neither did any of the family members involved in this case.

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