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