Parents are meant to be our safe places. At least, the children always want them to be. Every girl knows the importance of their fathers in their lives. But what if, the father becomes hurtful? To such an extent that it becomes fatal for his own daughter? We can't even imagine this, but, this has happened. And Billy Cope will forever be known as one of the worst fathers to ever exist. He was the killer of his own daughter, Amanda Cope. The incident revolves around the death of Amanda Cope. Amanda was the 12-year-old daughter of Billy Wayne Cope. The authorities found her lying lifeless but her clothes were half open. According to the 911 Response Team who arrived on the scene, she was choked to death. Billy called 911 and asked for help. Due to the weird behavior shown by Amanda's father, the authorities took him in. As they carried their investigation forward, violent details regarding the death started to come up. The police arrested Billy Cope. He was soon put on trial for his crimes and was punished. But where is Billy Cope now? Is he still serving his time in jail? If you are intrigued by this, then let me tell you. In this article, you will find everything about Billy Cope and the murder of Amanda Cope. We will talk about the whole case in detail so, take some time and read on. Where Is Billy Cope Now? Is He Still In Prison? NBC's Dateline has become a popular series on TV. If you have watched the episode 'The Mystery In Rock Hill', you already know what we are trying to talk about. The episode took us through the murder case of Amanda Cope. She was killed in her own home, with the aid of her father. Billy Cope was the prime suspect of the cops. Although he was the one to report the death of his daughter, the 911 Operatives were shocked. Billy was extremely calm and quiet throughout the whole procedure. So, where is Billy Cope now? Was the criminal arrested? Well, let me tell you. Billy Cope was given life imprisonment in 2002. Ultimately, he passed away in 2017 when he was 53 years. When he was found guilty, the jury sentenced him to life. He was not even granted parole because he killed his daughter. Or at least, he was involved in the murder of killing his daughter. The pieces of evidence pointed out that Amanda Cope was sexually assaulted before her death. And when she resisted, the murderer strangulated her which led to her unfortunate ending. Billy Cope alerted the 911 Operators. When he was taken in for questioning, he initially did not admit his crime, but later on, confessed to murdering Amanda. But on further inspection, the authorities found the involvement of Billy's friend. So, both of them were charged with rape and murder. ALSO YOU CAN READ| Where Is Stephen Scharf Now? Everything About The Man Billy Cope: Father Who Killed His Daughter? Billy Cope and Mary Sue used to live a normal family life. They were happy with their three daughters in their humble abode. But one incident changed everything forever. The murder of Amanda Cope not only frames Billy as a cold-blooded criminal, it destroyed three other lives, too. A whole family was just destroyed. As the neighbors say, Billy and Mary lived a peaceful life. Everything was going all right for all these years. The couple had a humble employment but they kept their daughters happy. The tragedy broke out on 29 November 2001, 911 got an emergency alert from Billy Cope in South Carolina. When they finally reached Rock Hill, the investigators found Amanda Cope half dressed, lying lifeless in her room. The paramedics tried to give CPR but Billy informed them that he is sure about Amanda's death. Well, often you can check for pulses and know if someone's alive or not, but it's not about that. The way Billy maintained his calm nature and flat face was an instant indication of something else. The police were quick to arrest Billy Cope. When he was taken in custody, Billy denied anything regarding Amanda's death. He even asked for a polygraph test but fortunately, he failed that. Although he admitted to sexually abusing his daughter before choking her to death, officials could find a new DNA. It was after investigating a bite mark. The Police found out that the DNA belonged to James Sanders. Billy Cope reportedly allowed James to come to his house. After that, James raped and killed Amanda. The court punished both of them for rape and murder. ALSO YOU CAN READ| How Did Edward Schiller Die? The Evil Date Is The 13th!