Mother, Daughter Killed in Clarendon County Home

7:37 PM, Nov 30, 2007   |    comments
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(Clarendon County) - On Wednesday night, there were four generations of the Johnson family living inside of a rural Summerton home. The next day, there were only two. Authorities say Teresa Johnson, 19, and her mother, Barbara Johnson, 39, were shot and killed inside of their home at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The teen's ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old Charles Junious, is charged with two counts of murder. At the time of the shooting, authorities say the two women were hugging each other. "Instead of mother and daughter, they got along like sisters," said Franklin Johnson of her daughter and granddaughter. He shared a home with the two women and Teresa's 14-month-old daughter, Essence. "The baby is doing all right," said Johnson. "She keeps looking around for them to walk through the door, but they'll never come through." On Thursday, Johnson says he was awaken by the sound of the front door being kicked in and Junious arguing with his daughter, Barbara. "He said, 'I want to talk to Teresa,'" recalled Johnson. "She said, 'you've got a gun in your hand. You can't come in here like this.'" Johnson says his daughter threatened to call 911. According to the incident report, Teresa had dialed 911 seconds before Junious broke into the home. She told the operator that he was outside of her window and would not leave. The incident report also states that Teresa screamed and told the 911 operator that Junious was inside the home with a gun. "I heard, bam, bam, bam," said Johnson, who was inside of his room at the time of the shooting. After opening fire, Johnson says Junious came into his bedroom. "He said, 'I done did it now. I done did it now.'" Junious left the home without harming Johnson and his great granddaughter, who was asleep in Johnson’s room. Authorities arrested Junious an hour later. He is being held at the Clarendon County Jail without bond. "I wonder what kind of person would do this to another person," said Johnson.

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