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Possible suspect in Allison Griffor murder named

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Authorities may have a suspect in the unsolved murder of 5-year-old Allison Griffor who was killed in her West Ashley home in October of 2011.

Based on statements made in a plea hearing Wednesday, 23-year-old Phillip Moses may be a possible suspect in the case.

Moses is already in police custody for his accused involvement in a West Ashley home invasion that happened days before the Griffor murder on Dogwood Road not far from the Griffor home. Shot guns were used in both cases.

The information came from Deputy Solicitor Bruce Durant during the plea hearing of Devoun Bennett, who is Moses' codefendant in the Dogwood case.

"I'll tell you right now, we don't believe Mr. Bennett has any knowledge of that, but we believe that the people that he was with were probably the perpetrators of that home invasion too," Durant told a judge.

"Particularly Phillip Moses. Phillip Moses was the one that, you know, that was indicated had the shotgun in this case, but it also turned out that Phillip Moses was stopped in a car like ten minutes away from where this little girl had been shot three days after that, and so we believe that -- that Mr. Moses was involved in the Griffor case," Durant continued.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says that they will not comment on the Griffor case, but that the investigation is ongoing and they are actively following several leads.

9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson says that her office cannot discuss the case because of ethical rules and there are aspects they cannot speak about outside of court.

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