Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Clemson Bikini Murder Case On May 26, 2006, Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers was found dead in her off-campus apartment by a former roommate. She was wearing only a bra and had a bikini top wrapped around her neck. There was no sign of forced entry into her apartment. Police released surveillance photos of someone using Tiffanys debit card, shortly after she died, in hopes of finding her killer. Latest Developments Bikini Killer Appeals Death Sentence Previous Developments Bikini Killer Sentenced to Death Mistrial Sought in Bikini Killers Penalty HearingApril 20, 2009Attorneys for Jerry Buck Inman who entered a guilty plea for the murder of a Clemson college student have asked for a mistrial in the death penalty hearing in the Bikini Murder Case. Lawyers said prosecutors harassed and intimidated a defense witness hired to discuss Inmans troubled youth. Bikini Murder Sentencing DelayedSept. 11, 2008Sentencing for the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers was delayed this week after an expert witness for the defense refused to testify even after being granted immunity. Jerry Buck Inman Pleads Guilty to Bikini MurderAug. 19, 2008Convicted sex offender Jerry Buck Inman has pleaded guilty to robbery, kidnapping, rape, and murder in connection with the death of a Clemson University student in May 2006. Inman admitted in court that he strangled the 20-year-old Tiffany Marie Souers with her bikini top. Change of Venue Denied in Bikini Murder CaseMay 8, 2008A South Carolina judge has turned down a motion by attorneys for Jerry Buck Inman to move his trial in the Clemson University bikini murder case to a different location. Judge Edward Miller ruled that the trial for the murder of Tiffany Marie Souers will take place in Pickens County in September as scheduled. Third Attorney Appointed in Bikini MurderApril 17, 2005A South Carolina judge has appointed a third attorney to help defend a convicted sex offender who is charged with the murder of a 20-year-old Clemson University student. Judge Demands Bikini Murder Suspects DNAJan. 8, 2007A South Carolina judge ordered convicted sex offender Jerry Buck Inman to give fingerprints and DNA samples to investigators. Death Penalty Sought in Clemson Bikini MurderAug. 23, 2006South Carolina prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Jerry (Buck) Inman in the murder of Tiffany Maria Souers. A gag order has been issued in the case. Suspect Captured in Clemson Murder CaseJune 7, 2006A registered sex offender suspected in the killing of a Clemson University student who was strangled with a bikini top was captured early in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Evidence Developing in Clemson Students DeathJune 1, 2006Authorities say they are fast developing evidence and expect a resolution in the case of a 20-year-old Clemson University student whose partially nude body was found in her off-campus apartment strangled with a bikini top.