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Coroner: Man overdoses a week after killing girlfriend

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

WARRENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man appears to have killed himself with an overdose at least a week after he shot his girlfriend to death in their Warrenville home.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 66-year-old William Boyd left a note saying he killed 47-year-old Sheryl Stone after she attacked him, but he says the evidence doesn't support that claim.

Carlton didn't specify what drugs Boyd might have taken to kill himself.

Authorities say neighbors smelled a foul odor and called police Thursday. The bodies were found when deputies broke down the door.

Carlton says drug and alcohol testing will be done to confirm Boyd's cause of death.

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