South Carolina man, 90, shoots 83-year-old wife to death

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A 90-year-old man from South Carolina has been arrested and charged with killing of his 83-year old wife after investigators said he admitted he shot her Saturday morning August 17.

According to the report, officers responded to a home at 1768 Highway 61 in Ridgeville at 5:20 a.m on Saturday after they received a call from a man who said he shot his wife.

Edwin Nelson, Jr., 90, was taken into custody in connection with the murder of his 83-year-old wife, Sarah M. Nelson, WCSC reported.

The affidavit report states that deputies arrived on scene and located the defendant lying beside the victim.

An autopsy on the woman’s body will be conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina, according to reports

The motive of the shooting is still unclear at the time of this post.

The alleged killer, Edwin Nelson, Jr., is being held at Knight Detention Center.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Dorchester County Coroner’s Office have started investigation, Fox news reported.


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