Bond denied for Upstate man charged with murder after fiancée’s death

Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 10:40 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville man accused of killing Brittany Davis will remain behind bars for now after a circuit court judge denied his bond on Friday.

Michael Wilkerson is charged with murder in the death of his fiancée.

“I can honestly say that was my best friend,” said Brittany’s Mom Melanie Holliman.

Brittany’s family describe her as having never met a stranger and always willing to help

Brittany Davis
Brittany Davis(Provided by family)

On Friday they came face-to-face, virtually, with Wilkerson.

“I’m more than happy that I do have answers. I’ll never have closure because there’s nothing that you can tell me or make me believe that my daughter deserved what she got,” said Holliman.

Brittany Davis was last seen on Feb. 12, 2020, and was reported missing the next month.

In Aug. 2021, Wilkerson was arrested and charged with murder after remains belonging to Davis were found in a wooded area in northeast Georgia.

Michael Wilkerson
Michael Wilkerson(Greenville Co. Detention Center)

On Friday, new details emerged from the solicitor’s office about the case saying after Davis disappeared Wilkerson sent emails and texts posing as his fiancée for nearly a month.

Prosecutors also say Wilkerson bought lighter fluid, a suitcase, trash bags, and drain cleaner the day Davis went missing.

The next day prosecutors say he attempted to rekindle his 14-year-marriage with another woman, with whom he has children.

In court, his wife asked the judge to grant bond so he can be home with those children.

The judge denied bond for Wilkerson, citing a potential flight risk and danger to the community.

The ruling comes with mixed emotions for Brittany’s family.

“Just knowing the agony from the beginning and then knowing how uncooperative he was for somebody he claimed to love. But knowing that we’re right here at the anniversary I think that was the hardest part,” said Brittany’s Aunt Bridgett Brown.

If convicted, Wilkerson faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.