Orangeburg woman jailed for just 15 years for Facebook domestic violence slaying

by jovan1984


ORANGEBURG — A woman will spend only the last half of this decade and all of the next in jail after she got somewhat of a slap on the wrist after killing her boyfriend over Facebook and text messages about an affair.

Courtney Price, now 25, used the old “abuse excuse” to explain why she killed her 24-year-old boyfriend.

However, prosecutors and others said that she stabbed the victim in a violent, angry rage while he slept after she learned of an affair via Facebook messages and texts on September 26, 2014.

The victim was rushed to the Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries hours later, on September 27.

The jury found Ms. Price guilty of voluntary manslaughter on Friday afternoon, a day after she turned 25.  Prosecutors sought a murder conviction.

A member of the victim’s family, described him as “a bright light in our family.”

“From the early age of 10 years old when he was able to push a lawn mower, he understood the value of hard work,” she said.

She added said, “He loved his son immensely.  That’s the biggest tragedy, that his son won’t be able to know his daddy.”

The boy, now almost 2 years old, was an infant at the time of the incident.  He is with the victim’s relatives.