Arrest Made In Taylors Cold Case

Manuel Nicolas Granados taken into custody after being tied to the murder weapon.

An arrest has been made in connection with the 2011 murders of Christopher Porcoro and Amber Daniel, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. 

On April 3, 2011, Porcoro and Daniel were found shot to death inside a duplex at 2004 East Lee Road after the authorities responded to a fire call there. As uniformed deputies began to arrive and securei the scene, responding fire department personnel found the two victims, who had been shot. The fire was believed to have been set purposefully following the murder. 

Manuel Nicolas Granados, 18, of Swannanoa, North Carolina, was arrested at 1 p.m. Tuesday by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office in connection with the slayings. He is charged with murder. 

According to the GCSO, investigators have been able to place Granados at the scene of the crime and recover the murder weapon. Granados himself has reportedly placed himself at the scene, according to arrest warrants, and he was arrested in 2011 in North Carolina in possession of the revolver that has now been identified as the murder weapon. 

Granados was taken into custody at 24 Cunningham Road in Greenville at the Southern Pines Apartments. 

Granados is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center, where he is awaiting a bond hearing. 

A release from the Sheriff's Office stated:

"Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is proud of allthe investigators who have worked tirelessly and continue exhaust all efforts to bring forth aresolution to this case. The Sheriff’s Office end goal is to bring all those responsible for thesemurders to justice as well as bring closure to the victims’ families as well as to the community as a whole." 

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John Boyanoski February 05, 2013 at 09:03 PM
I am actually tearing up reading this. Amber is one of my closest friend's daughters. Been waiting so long for this.
Andrew Moore (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 09:06 PM
John, glad to hear you and your friends are taking a step toward closure with the arrest.
Miriah Smith February 05, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Amber is my bestfriend and my angel. I'm so so so happy and thankful that justice has been served. My angel deserves it finally Babygirll<3....... Finally ! I will be at everyone of this bastards hearings nand watch him get sentenced to LIFE. AND HE BETTER GET LIFE. I love you princess. Thank you officers..... Rest I'm peace girl !!
shanna gail briggs millan February 05, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Chris was my uncle..he was a great loving guy could always make everyone smile i miss u uncle and love u urll never be forgot......im glad they finally found the guy who did this
nikki February 06, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Love you ambo finally doll they got the guys who did this not one but both now justice is served for u and Chris my lil angel!
Heather Zehner February 06, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Miss u bby girl luv u nd Chris both so much, thanking God they found the ppl that did this to da both of u,know u da both of u looking down nd seeing everyone that z happy they got them they gna get wat they deserve, I luv bby girl nd Chris will c u soon..
Leigh February 07, 2013 at 04:14 PM
I hope he gets LIFE in prison, as the death sentence is too good for such trash. I want him to suffer like he has made others do. I am so sorry for the loss to the families of Porcoro and Daniel. I don't know the particulars of these murders, but I know that Manuel has stolen from & threatened his own Mother. GOD will see that he pays for his crimes. May God Bless the families affected.
crystal February 08, 2013 at 05:19 AM
This is Terrible and only God can judge and he will but Leigh he has never threatened his mother nor Stoke from get she was probably the only person he ever respected! Ours such a shame that this has happened! No one deserves to die from another's hands.
Leigh February 08, 2013 at 05:29 PM
crystal, I apologize, I did make a mistake in my last post ... I meant to say his Grand-Mother not his Mother. I also understand that God is the only REAL judge. There have been many families hurt by this. The whole situation is just so very SAD for ALL involved. :o(
crystal February 08, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Yes very very sad! Especially for his son!


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