Deputies: Woman Killed Her Mom By Strangling Her

Deputies: Woman strangled mother to death

LEXINGTON, SC - Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -- A 37-year old woman faces several charges after she is accused of strangling her mother, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department..

Deputies say Daphaney Smith shared a home on Emory Lane with her mother and 84-year-old grandmother in the Columbia area. Sometime between November 1 and November 6, there was an argument between the suspect and the victim,  and the mother was killed.

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The Lexington County Coroner's office identified the woman as 54-year-old Denise Hollingsworth. Officials say she died of asphyxiation from strangulation.

Smith also faces charges for leaving her grandmother unattended in the home with her mother's body and abusing a vulnerable adult.

The suspect is held at the Lexington County Detention Center and was denied bond. 


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