Suspects denied bond on charges from 2006 Greenville County woman’s homicide

Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Sixteen years and one week after a Greenville County woman was killed, investigators have made a major break in the case.

NiShan Huff was shot to death inside her apartment, unit E-1 at Boulder Creek along Furman Hall Road, on June 7, 2006. Deputies said her boyfriend found her body in the kitchen with a gunshot wound to the head.

Every year, Huff’s family has returned to apartment complex to hold a vigil in her honor - and to continue to press someone in the community to come forward.

On Tuesday, they finally got answers they’ve been seeking.

Deputies said they’ve arrested 53-year-old Frank Rozier, who is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Frank Rozier
Frank Rozier(Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)

They also arrested a second suspect, Brittney Goldsmith, who is accused of helping Rozier cover up the crime by lying to investigators and intimidating a witness not to come forward.

Huff’s family was in Greenville County bond court on Tuesday afternoon to face Goldsmith who is charged with accessory before and after the fact to murder.

Brittney Goldsmith
Brittney Goldsmith(Greenville Co. Detention Center)

Goldsmith’s bond was set at $25,000. Huff’s family asked for her to be denied bond, saying they believe she is a flight risk. You can watch the entire bond hearing down below.

Brittney Goldsmith's bond hearing

Rozier is in custody in Georgia and was later extradited back to Greenville. He was denied bond during a hearing on June 22, 2022.

Hear what the victim's family had to say about the suspect's appearance in court

Investigators believe Huff and Rozier knew each other, but said the motive for the killing remains under investigation.

“My family has been very patient up until this point,” said sister Chicketa Hamilton. “It’s been over 16 years so we’re very hopeful this will come to an end, we won’t know when but it seems like we’re at the tip. We still have a good ways to go because they’re innocent until proven guilty.”

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.