Amy Vilardi and Rosmore Vilardi are two alleged killers from South Carolina who have been charged with murders of four family members
According to police reports Amy’s mother, Cathy Scott, Cathy’s husband, Michael “Mike” Scott, Mike’s mother, Barbara Scott, and Cathy’s mother, Violet Taylor were found fatally shot inside of a home in Pendleton South Carolina on November 2 2015. Investigators at the scene said there was no forced entry into the home. Amy Vilardi would call 911 saying she discovered the four bodies
Amy Vilardi and Rosmore Vilardi were named persons of interest however there was not enough evidence until now, December 16 2023, to charged them with the four murders.
Amy Vilardi and Rosmore Vilardi remain in custody
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Update: Both suspects have been charged with four counts of murder. The judge did not set bond today. In the state of South Carolina, bonds on murder charges have to be set by a circuit court judge. That might not happen until the new year.
The Vilardi’s next hearing is February 20. The victims’ families asked the court for no bond. Amy Vilardi asked that she be set free to see her children.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in the 2015 homicides of four family members.
Amy Vilardi and her husband, Rosmore Vilardi, have been charged with the murders of Amy’s mother, Cathy Scott, Cathy’s husband, Michael “Mike” Scott, Mike’s mother, Barbara Scott, and Cathy’s mother, Violet Taylor.
Sheriff Chad McBride said his team arrested Amy and Ross Vilardi at their home in Columbia, South Carolina, and brought them back to Anderson County to face their murder charges.
“God bless this family. They have been through so much and they have waited so long,” McBride said.
The four were found shot to death in their home on Refuge Road in Pendleton on November 2, 2015.
Coroner Greg Shore said there was no sign of forced entry into the home or signs of a struggle and that the family was likely killed on Oct. 31, 2015.
At the time, Amy Vilardi told WYFF News 4 that she went to check on her family and found the bodies.
“When I went to knock on the back door, the door just pushed open so I walked in and it was dark and I just flipped on the light and there they were. They were just, there were there,” Amy Vilardi said in 2015.
The Vilardis lived in a separate house on the Refuge Road property.
In 2017, Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said they had identified suspects in the case, but he did not name them. He maintained that Amy and Ross Vilardi had remained persons of interest in the case.
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After naming two people of interest in a 2015 quadruple homicide case, two relatives have been charged with murder in Anderson County.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amy Vilardi and her husband, Rosmore Vilardi, in Columbia on Dec. 15 after declaring them persons of interest in the case this past March.
Each has been charged with four counts of murder and is in custody in Anderson County awaiting a bond hearing.
Sheriff Chad McBride said at a Dec. 15 press conference it was a senseless, gruesome murder and one of the worst scenes investigators had ever seen.
McBride didn’t indicate what their motive might have been or what evidence was obtained in recent months to press charges. The South Carolina Attorney General’s office will be partnering with the sheriff’s office to prosecute the case, he said.
Michael and Cathy Scott and their two mothers, Violet Taylor and Barbara Scott, were found on Nov. 2, 2015, after Vilardi called 911 to report their deaths. Vilardi is Cathy Scott’s daughter and the granddaughter of Taylor.
“I’m proud of their efforts, they just don’t give up,” McBride said of the investigative team. “I applaud the family because they don’t give up, either.”
It was a team effort, including the administration before he took office in 2017, he said, and this is a great first step toward seeing justice served.
“I think we knew that this day would come,” he said. “We were praying this day would come and, so far, we’ve had some really big prayers answered.”