She had been
severely beaten and strangled with a cord. A witness reported seeing a
man jump through the salon's front window and flee. Another witness
reported seeing a blue and white Ford Bronco in the area.
RACHEL E. LEONARD, Staff Writer
Published Thursday, November 30, 2006
Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC)
It took four tries over 10 years, but Michael Pace said investigators finally paid attention in 2005 to his suspicion that his high-school buddy had killed Roebuck hairdresser Dana Satterfield.
Pace told jurors Wednesday that Jonothan Vick -- charged with murder, rape and kidnapping -- planned to visit Satterfield the night she died. Days after the brutal killing, Vick, then 17, threatened his life, Pace said.
"He told me if I told anybody, he'd kill me," he said.
Pace kept his eyes on Solicitor Trey Gowdy through the majority of his testimony during the third day of trial proceedings in Satterfield's death. He avoided looking at Vick, now 28, who is accused of raping, beating and strangling the beauty salon owner on July 31, 1995.
That afternoon, Vick and Pace sat at the snack bar at a bowling alley where Pace worked and talked about the girls passing by. Then, Pace said, Vick "started talking about a lady named Dana and that he was going to ask her out that night."
He said Vick had mentioned the hairdresser in previous months and described graphic sexual acts he wanted to engage in with Satterfield, whom he knew was separated from her husband.
Pace said he laughed at the idea of his friend dating the older woman, and Vick grew defensive. He later gave Pace a ride home about 7 p.m. and said he planned to go to the salon to have his hair cut.
By 9 p.m., Satterfield was dead.
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