MYRTLE BEACH — A Virginia man was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of murder in the 2008 shooting death of a Loris man, according to court records.
Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman gave Bradley Gerald Mullins, 35, of Clintwood, Va., two life in prison sentences on charges of murder and burglary, according to records from the Horry County public index.
Mullins was transferred Friday to the S.C. Department of Corrections where he will be held without the possibility of parole.
Mullins’ trial began last week on the charges in connection with the Sept. 11, 2008, death of 68-year-old Kelly Joe Elliott, who was found dead in his Loris area home located on Dew Lane from gunshot wounds to his head and chest, according to authorities.
Mullins was extradited to Horry County on June 20, 2012, after he served a sentence on unrelated charges at the Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.
Three other men also are facing charges in Elliott’s death.
Charles Henderson Mullins, 28, of Bristol, Tenn., Arlie Eugene Mullins, 36, of Morgantown, W.Va., and Anthony Earl Ray, 35, are facing charges of murder, first-degree burglary and armed robbery in connection in Elliott’s death.
Charles Mullins was arrested in April 2011 by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. Ray was arrested by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina.
Arlie Mullins was arrested in May 2011 in Monongalia County, W.Va.
Ray, Charles Mullins and Arlie Mullins each testified against Bradley Mullins during his trial last week, said Scott Hucks, assistant solicitor with the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s office.
Anthony was convicted of first-degree burglary and sentenced to 15 years in prison, but charges of murder and armed robbery are outstanding, Hucks said.
Charges against the other men are pending and their cases are expected to be called to court next year, Hucks said..
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