Burnsville Woman murders ex-husband
Yancey County woman murders ex-husband
BURNSVILLE, N.C. — A 41-year-old Burnsville woman is at the Yancey County Jail after she admitted to the Yancey County Sheriff’s Department to murdering her husband on Wednesday night.
The incident happened near 21:00 on Wednesday when the suspect allegedly called officers to report a suicide. However, officers knew right off the bat that the victim didn’t kill himself.
Officers said that Robyn Morrow, 41, shot her ex-husband in the head in cold blood, ran to a neighbors house and told them he killed himself. His body was found on the bedroom floor of his home off Cove Mountain Road. Neighbors say the two had recently started living together again because the victim had been helping Mrs. Morrow with some medical issues. However, he was still living at the time officers got there. He died at a nearby hospital this morning.
Mrs. Morrow was an abusive spouse during the latter part of an 18-year marriage that ended a few years ago. However, the YCSD was tight-lipped on whether the history of domestic violence played any role in the murder.
Mrs. Morrow is charged with capital murder. No bond has been set. She is due in court before Christmas Day.
Charleston man arrested for sexual assault
CHARLESTON — A Charleston County man is in jail after being charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Deputies with the Charleston Police Office were called to a residence at 0:45 Sunday. The homeowner saw the suspect inside, the latter of which fled shortly after the former called 911.
The victim, a 15-year-old girl, told deputies she gave the suspect a key to the home and would allow him to stay over when the homeowner was out of town.
The report states the victim said she was “more than friends” with the suspect.
Ronald David Ratliff, 24, of West Ashley, was arrested Tuesday by the Charleston Police Office and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
He is currently at the Charleston County Jail.
Plot to kill teen woman yields arrest of Horry County teen boy
GALIVANTS FERRY — An eighteen year old male is behind bars charged with plotting to murder an eighteen year old woman.
The arrest of the suspect came after neighbors discovered a note detailing a plan to stab, rape and dump the body of the young victim.
Furthermore, the neighbors also discovered that one of their house windows had been broken, and the tires of a car belonging to the victim had been intentionally slashed.
The neighbors called the Horry County Police Department again after finding a wallet and knives in a ditch next to their house. An Horry County Police deputy responded and found several pieces of paper in the wallet and two knives. The letter, written in black permanent marker, was a 14-part timeline or plan of the procedure to stab, rape and dump a body, and the time estimate of how long it would take from start to finish.
The deputy went to the suspect’s house, and saw a black permanent marker with what appeared to be the same handwriting as the letter. The suspect later confessed to writing the letter. He went on to admit that he slashed the victim’s tires because he was mad at his parents, and that he broke into the house, looking for her.
Christopher Heuser, 18, of Galivants Ferry, was arrested Monday by the Horry County Police Department and charged with attempted murder, burglary, and malicious damage to personal property.
He was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on the charges.