We now know the extent of the damage reported at the Edisto Island home where accused murderer Michael Colucci was on house arrest in early 2018. 

On March 25, 2018, Colleton County deputies were summoned to the Legare Road home by an attorney for Ivo Colucci’s estate, who reported that Michael Colucci was driving past the home while the family attempted to get it ready to sell. 

Just one week later, on April 4, 2018, officers were again summoned to the home when one of Michael Colucci’s step-siblings called police to report that the home had been broken into and vandalized. Authorities arrived at the scene just after noon to find extensive damage to the first floor of the home, including graffiti painted in white spray paint, kitchen knives embedded in walls, and glass broken out of the oven doors. 

The report has Michael Colucci’s name filled in as a person of interest with a caution noted for “violent behavior.” Officers processed the scene by taking more than 100 photos, collecting several fingerprints, and taking items from the home to swab them for DNA. 

Documents obtained from Colleton County so far do not shed any light on the planned DNA testing. A letter from the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division notes that the obtained fingerprints were not tested against a fingerprint database. It is unclear why that decision was made. 

According to filings in the murder case, the Legare Road address is where Colucci is still officially supposed to reside on house arrest, even though he was evicted from the residence prior to the April 2018 vandalism report. The Legare Road home was sold in 2019, just months after the first murder trial ended in a hung jury. 

You can hear more about Colucci’s house arrest terms in True Sunlight episode 45.

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Beth Braden is an award-winning journalist with experience covering government, education and crime and courts for more than 10 years. In addition to following breaking news and writing feature stories about life in her home state of Tennessee, her by-line appears on several internationally known websites.

Beth is passionate about communicating complex information in an easy-to-understand manner and she loves to pore over public records and court documents as she seeks out patterns and context to share with her audience. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, strange museums, and good cups of coffee.

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