- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old South Carolina man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, who was left in a wheelchair outside a hospital.

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

Authorities said 20-year-old Mayra Sanchez was found about 4:30 a.m. on July 5 at a hospital in Columbia, the state capital, and pronounced dead by doctors. Deputies say Lewis put Sanchez in a wheelchair and left.

The woman’s mother, Guadalupe Sanchez, tells WLTX that the family had a restraining order against Lewis.

It wasn’t immediately known if Lewis has an attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide