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Murder suspect's father: 'You do everything right but you never know'

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By Gregory Woods
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) -- A local teen remains behind bars after a bond hearing Saturday morning. 

Charleston County sheriff's deputies say 19-year-old Carlton Solomon is one of three men involved in a Johns Island home invasion last weekend that left one woman dead and her brother injured. 

On Friday deputies made their first arrest: Solomon.

On Saturday, Carlton Solomon Sr., spent his entire morning in bond court watching his son being read his charges, something he never thought he would have to do because of the way he raised him.

"As a parent you do all the things you believe you should do, you feed them, you cloth them, you house them, you take them to school, you put them in college, you do everything right, but you never know," said the elder Solomon.

Solomon said over the years, he did however, notice changes in his son's behavior.

"I went off to the military and somewhere down along the line some things had shifted in his life, how? I don't know, I wasn't present. Why it shifted I still don't know," he said.

According to police reports, the younger Solomon is charged with murder, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Solomon's father believes it's still his job to support him.

"I have to support him through his endeavors, through the good and the bad. That's what a father does, he continues to support," said Solomon Sr.

As he works through this tough time with his son, he says it's a message from one police officer that stuck with him the most: "If you want to know your child's future, look at his friends."

Donnetta Heyward's funeral was also held Saturday.

Deputies are still looking for the other two men allegedly involved in the home invasion. 


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