The Rock Hill granddaughter who masterminded a vigilante plot against her grandfather over alleged abuse when she was a child was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty.
Kaylan Whiteside, 22, pleaded guilty today to burglary and attempted murder stemming from the August 2014 incident where Wayne Whiteside was shot at his home outside Rock Hill.
Wayne Whiteside, a Vietnam War veteran who fired shots to ward off the attack, survived.
“I am sorry for what happened,” Kaylan Whiteside said Monday in court. “I didn’t mean for that to happen.”
The incident was part of a plot to get money from Wayne Whiteside as a revenge for abuse.
The shooter in the scheme to tie up Wayne Whiteside, Wolfgang Liewald, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in May after pleading guilty. Ben Patrick Smith, 43, also charged, remains jailed pending trial.
Wayne Whiteside pleaded no contest to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in 2005 after he was first charged with lewd act on a child and was sentenced to five years’ probation with a 10-year prison sentence that was suspended, records show.
In court, other members of Wayne Whiteside’s family testified they were molested by him as a child.
Check back for updates after court.
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