North Augusta woman charged in shooting death of her husband

  • Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:41 a.m.
Debra Morris
Debra Morris

NORTH AUGUSTA — A North Augusta woman has been arrested and charged Monday in the killing of her husband at their home at 609 West Woodlawn Avenue.

Deborah Morris has been charged in the shooting death of her husband, Stephen Morris, 63, according to Lt. Tim Thornton with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

The incident unfolded when North Augusta Public Safety officers responded to the home Monday, where Stephen Morris was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

“Public Safety received a call shortly before noon in reference to a gunshot victim,” Thornton said. “Public Safety arrived on the scene … and once inside, they found one male, 63 years old, deceased at the scene.”

After an investigation by North Augusta police, as well as the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division, Deborah Morris was formally charged in the shooting death.

She has been booked at North Augusta Public Safety and charged with murder and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, Thornton said. She is expected to be transported to the Aiken County Detention Center.

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