Second arrest made in woman's murder on Lumberjack Drive - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Second arrest made in woman's murder on Lumberjack Drive

John Christopher Hart (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) John Christopher Hart (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
Paula Justice (Source: South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles) Paula Justice (Source: South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A second arrest has been made in connection to the murder of 43-year-old Paula D. Justice, the West Columbia woman shot and left for dead in the roadway of Lumberjack Drive last Wednesday.

Police officials in Rome, N.Y. arrested 24-year-old John Christopher Hart and charged him with murder.

According to investigators with the Rome Police Department, Hart traveled to the area shortly after the Justice's death.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says Hart shot Justice in her upper torso with a firearm on Lumberjack Drive. Detectives say Justice had arranged to meet with Hart, who was an acquaintance, at about 10:15 p.m.

Another man, 20-year-old Tevin Xavier Deloach, was arrested earlier this week and also charged with murder.

Metts say Deloach was with Hart at the time of the murder. He was denied bond and remains at the Lexington County Detention Center.

Hart is still in custody at the Oneida County Correctional Facility in Oriskany, N.Y., and is awaiting an extradition hearing to determine when he'll will be returned to Lexington County to face the murder charge.

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