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SC woman accused of shooting, killing her 6-year-old son on Thanksgiving

According to an incident report, the woman said she "wanted to send her baby to heaven."

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina woman is accused of shooting and killing her 6-year-old son on Thanksgiving, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials say a 31-year-old woman shot her 6-year-old son on Thanksgiving evening at a home on Old Douglas Road in Winnsboro.

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According to an incident report, the woman said she "wanted to send her baby to heaven." An hour before, the woman had reportedly shot a deer.  

The woman's brother wrestled the rifle away from her, as she was attempting to reload the rifle, according to the incident report. 

Officials say grandparents drove the child to a hospital in Chester County, where he later died.   

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The mother and child are believed to be residents of Chester, but had been staying at a home in Fairfield, according to investigators. The home is about a mile from the Chester County line.

The woman is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to investigators.  

SLED is assisting with the investigation. 

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