Another North Augusta woman murders husband

by jovan1984

NORTH AUGUSTA — Another day, another incident of domestic violence against men in a state that already has a major domestic violence problem.

A woman was arrested for murdering her husband in the City of North Augusta on Monday.

Deborah was arrested by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety and charged with murder in the slaying of her 63-year-old husband.

The victim was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.  Mrs. Deborah was taken to the Aiken County Jail for questioning Monday afternoon.

“Public Safety received a call shortly before noon in reference to a gunshot victim,” said Lieutenant Tim Thornton of NADPS. “Public Safety arrived on the scene … and once inside, they found one male, 63 years old, deceased at the scene.”

Just before 18:00, Mrs. Deborah went from being a person of interest to being the prime suspect after the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called in to investigate the victim’s untimely death.

She remains at the jail.

In addition to the capital murder charge, Mrs. Deborah, whose age has not been released, is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

This is not the first time a violent woman has murdered a close male companion in the city.

This spring, Terry Ashton, 20, was arrested for gunning down her husband right in front of their kids.

In November 2013, Robin Herndon was arrested for murdering her platonic male friend.

This is the tenth man in the local area to have been slain by an abusive woman since November.

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