Monday, October 14 2013 3:15 PM EDT2013-10-14 19:15:41 GMT
NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - For weeks, John Henry Mayers' family waited for news of their missing son. "His mother couldn't sleep because she didn't know where her son was," said old family friend SandraMore >>
For weeks, John Henry Mayers' family waited for news of their missing son.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
STATE RADARINTERACTIVE RADARWEATHER ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Take a real-time look at where it's raining here in the Midlands and across the state with WIS First Alert radar.More >>
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - A 35-year-old Newberry woman has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of her longtime boyfriend.
Prosecutors said a jury deliberated about five hours before convicting Mandy Smith early Saturday. Smith faces 30 years to life in prison when she is sentenced later Monday afternoon.
Investigators say Smith and her friend Timothy Wise lured 43-year-old John Mayers into the Sumter National Forest in May 2011 and shot him twice in the chest. Authorities say they returned later and decapitated Mayers, putting his head in a bucket and throwing it in the Enoree River.
Prosecutors praised divers for recovering the head.
Smith first told investigators she shot Mayers in self-defense, then said that Wise killed himand she was not there.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.