KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Kershaw County Sheriff's Department says a gruesome crime lead them to open up a free concealed weapons class for women.
According to Sheriff Jim Matthews, the department opened up the course and waived an $80 fee to sign up in response to the brutal murder of Beverly Hope Melton.
Melton was found dead Tuesday after deputies say she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a man she never even knew.
That man, 23-year-old Nickolas Miller, could be hit with the death penalty, according to Matthews.
Matthews says 30 spots were offered on the department's Facebook page and were filled in just minutes.