According to an incident report filed with North Augusta Public Safety, Debra Morris stated, “I actually did it” when asked Monday about her husband, Stephen Morris, who was found dead in their home.
Stephen Morris, 63, was killed by a fatal gunshot wound to the head Monday.
Officers were dispatched to 609 West Woodlawn Ave. in North Augusta at 11:55 a.m. When the first officer arrived, he made contact with Debra Morris, 59, in the living room. He asked her what happened, and she stated that the couple had been having marital problems, the report stated.
After admitting to shooting her husband, she also advised the officer that the gun was in the kitchen, the report said. She was arrested based on her comments and the gun actually being in the kitchen, police said.
The officer found Stephen Morris lying on the bed in the master bedroom with a large amount of blood near his head, along with several pools of blood on the floor next to the bed, according to the report. There was also a blood splatter on the floor and what appeared to be a bullet fragment, police said.
Debra Morris had her hands secured into a paper bag Monday and she was taken to headquarters at North Augusta Public Safety. She later was booked into the Aiken County detention center on charges of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Scott Rodgers is the news editor at The North Augusta Star and has been with the paper since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @TheScottRodgers.
Staff photo by Scott Rodgers North Augusta police were on the scene of this home, located on West Woodlawn Avenue, in response to a reported suspicious death on Monday. The incident was later ruled a homicide.×