St. Matthews, SC (WLTX) A 33-year old woman has been arrested for killing an elderly man in St. Matthews according to police.
David Earl Wilson, 72, was found dead in his apartment in St. Matthews. Family members became concerned when they had not heard from him for a few days and when an apartment manager went to check, they noticed an odor and called police.
According to St. Matthews Police Chief Michael Smalls Jr., Wilson had been dead for a few days.
An autopsy showed that the victim had been struck in the head and stabbed.
A neighbor told police that a young woman was seen leaving the apartment about the same time of death.
Police identified the suspect as Shawn D. Scott, 33 of St. Matthews, and during questioning, according to Chief Smalls, she confessed to killing Wilson.
Police have charged Scott with murder. Her bond hearing is scheduled for Friday morning in St. Matthews.