Friday, January 20, 2012

Elgin woman arrested in fatal shooting - Crime & Courts -

A 57-year-old Elgin woman was arrested today in the early Tuesday morning shooting death of an acquaintance at her home.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Sally Memmert turned herself in to authorities after she was charged with manslaughter in the death of Petra Boykin, 30, of Elgin.

Boykin was shot in the chest around 3 a.m., Kershaw County coroner Johnny Fellers said. She was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland where she died at 5:52 am.

Boykin had a relationship with Memmert’s son and had stayed at the accused’s home on Smyrna Road off and on, Matthews said. She dropped by to pick up some belongings the morning of the shooting, Matthews said. She was shot with a handgun after the two women got into a physical altercation.

This was not the first time the sheriff’s office was called to the home. Substance abuse occurred at the address, and the two women had a history of arguments, the sheriff said.

“Normal people do stupid things when under the influence,” Matthews said earlier this week. “Now someone is dead.”

Memmert is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing likely to be held next week in Camden.

Elgin woman arrested in fatal shooting - Crime & Courts -

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