When Heather Kamp met Kate Waring on a train headed to Charleston, Kamp was already wanted by police. She was known to trick men into thinking she was pregnant and then demanding money. In Charleston, Waring introduced her new friend Kamp to good friend Ethan Mack. They got initimate and then Kamp pulled her con game on Mack. Kamp convinced Mack to turn on Waring for financial gain. Waring came from a wealthy family.
According to Kamp’s testimony: After torturing Waring with a taser, hitting her over the head with a wine bottle and dragging Waring’s body into a bathtub full of water, they dumped Waring’s body in the woods. Kamp pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and claimed mental illness. Lawyer Scarlett Wilson said Kamp suffered “horrific abuse” as a child and was sent to a mental hospital at the age of 5. Kamp was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Kamp was sentenced to 45 years in jail. (Mack later entered an Alford Plea to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 25 years in jail.) Dateline NBC will air its investigative report on the murder of Kate Waring on March 5 at 8pm.