FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A judge has made a decision on bond for Semori McKnight, who is charged with murder in a 2020 shooting death.
McKnight, 26, was given a $125,000 surety bond on Aug. 8, according to Assistant Solicitor Ryan White. McKnight was ordered to home detention and must wear a GPS monitor. As of Friday, McKnight has still not posted bond and remains in the Florence County Detention Center.
McKnight had a bond hearing on Aug. 3, but the judge didn’t make a decision at the hearing.
McKnight is accused of killing 28-year-old Shawn Gibson on Byrd Street in Timmonsville more than two years ago. Deputies identified McKnight as a suspect in the case in June, and shortly after that he turned himself in.
In March 2021, Gibson’s father pleaded for justice for his son and said he left behind a 6-month-old girl who will never know her father.
After McKnight’s arrest, Gibson called the arrest a relief and that waiting for answers for the last two years has been the most difficult time of his life.