Former inmate says defendant confessed to Hilton Head Island murder in jail | Island Packet

An ex-girlfriend of a man on trial for murder testified Wednesday that he confessed while speaking to her through a vent that linked their cells at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Brittany Raines, a former love interest of defendant Jerry Scantling, took the stand on the second day of his murder trial despite objections from the defense.

Read more about my multi-day coverage of this murder trial.