- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A 23-year-old South Carolina man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend and leaving her in a wheelchair outside a hospital.

The Richland County Sherriff’s Office announced Monday that Albertus Lewis faces a new charge of murder. He was previously charged with obstruction of justice.

Authorities said 20-year-old Mayra Sanchez was pronounced dead by doctors after she was found around 4:30 a.m. on July 5 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.

Deputies say Lewis put Sanchez in a wheelchair and left.

Her mother Guadalupe Sanchez tells WLTX the family had a restraining order against Lewis.

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