Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) — A 66-year-old South Carolina business owner is charged with killing his 37-year-old tenant. Deputies found video poker machines inside the business while investigating the murder.
Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said detectives arrested Sidney "Butch" Hursey of Gaston on Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge for the shooting death of Christopher Reese outside Cowboy's Auction near Gaston. Hursey owns the business.
Coroner Harry Harman said Reese died late Tuesday after being shot multiple times in the head and upper torso.
"He died instantly, they tell me he didn't suffer," said Teresa Kovac, Reese's mother.
That's the only comfort Kovac says she's hanging onto after her only son was gunned down outside his home Tuesday night.
Reese rented a room with his girlfriend inside Cowboy's Auction in Gaston, and died Tuesday night after investigators say he got into a fight with Huresy, his boss and landlord.
"He just walked outside to talk to the man," said Kovac. "He worked for the man and he just wanted him to give him a little more time so he could get moved and he told him to be quiet and just pulled out his pistol and shot and killed him."
Kovac got to the scene about 30 minutes later.
"They wouldn't let me see because they said it was so brutal," said Kovac. "I think he'd been shot at least four times and close range."
Hursey's attorney told the judge during a hearing Wednesday the shooting was self defense. For Kovac, that's no excuse.
"I believe it, then I don't believe it and I guess until I see him, it won't sink in, I mean, I know he's gone, but I can't accept it until I see him," she said.
Hursey was being held at the county jail Wednesday awaiting a bond hearing. No one answered the phone at a listing for Hursey and a message for the man police believe to be his attorney was not immediately returned.
SLED is looking into some video poker machines investigators found inside Cowboy's Auction Wednesday. There's no word yet if Hursey will face charges for the poker machines.
We also uncovered the search warrant investigators executed Wednesday night at Hursey's home.
In the search, deputies siezed a Smith & Wesson .38 Special, shell casings and one live round. Lexington County investigators say Hursey did not have a permit to carry the pistol.
We've asked SLED to confirm that.
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Saturday, May 18 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:39:18 GMT
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline. MichaelMore >>
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:01:38 GMT
Video of State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parkingMore >>
Video of Democratic State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parking garage.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:44:27 GMT
Beech Island, SC (WIS) - A Beech Island barber was shot and killed during a suspected robbery attempt at his business Saturday.Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 32-year-old Zann Worrell, Jr. of NorthMore >>
A Beech Island barber was shot and killed during a suspected robbery attempt at his business Saturday.More >>
A bill representing the largest overhaul of state government in decades is again approaching passage. BMore >>
A bill representing the largest overhaul of state government in decades is again approaching passage. Both Gov. Nikki Haley and her chief Democratic opponent are working to get it to her desk in the legislative session's...More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:16:32 GMT
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole. The couple wasMore >>
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>