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Woman, 40, arrested for killing man, 71

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Richland County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 40-year-old woman in connection with the discovery of the body of a 71-year-old man in a Lower Richland County home Monday.

Holly Jo Thompson is charged with murder.

Deputies say Thompson and James Solomon of Hopkins got into an argument that turned physical inside his Lower Richland Boulevard home.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Solomon was discovered by a friend who went by the home to check on him Monday afternoon.

An autopsy conducted Tuesday morning shows that Solomon died from blood loss due to multiple blunt and sharp force injuries to the body.

Sheriff Leon Lott said information from witnesses and crucial evidence from the scene led to Thompson's arrest Tuesday.

The two live approximately a mile from each other.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the murder.

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