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Hope Melton, left, was last seen Dec. 26, 2011, at a convienience store in Jefferson, S.C. Authorities said Miller followed her from the store, ran her car off the road, then kidnapped and repeatedly raped her before killing her with a baseball bat.
Nickolas Miller pleads guilty to 2011 rape, murder of Hope Melton

COLUMBIA – Emotions were raw as the Rev. Frankie Melton sat in a Richland County courtroom and watched as the man who killed his sister-in-law, Hope Melton, pleaded guilty to the brutal 2011 slaying on Wednesday afternoon, March 4.