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Deputies: Man stabs mother-in-law to death after argument

July 28, 2018

INMAN, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a man stabbed his mother-in-law to death in the basement of his South Carolina home after the two argued.

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo said 67-year-old Phillip Carter Jr. initially told deputies his nephew killed his mother-in-law at his Inman home, but then changed his story and said he killed her.

Bobo said in a statement Carter was bleeding from his hand and told deputies he called 911 to report the stabbing.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the woman killed as 66-year-old Agatha Smith.

Bobo says Carter was taken to the hospital to treat the hand injury. He has been charged with murder. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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