- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina have charged a woman in connection with a fire that killed her husband and her two children.

Local media outlets report Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Brad Douglas said 34-year-old Sharon Coleman was charged on Monday with first-degree arson and three counts of murder.

Douglas identified the victims as 29-year-old Justin Omar Wilson, 8-year-old Kemya Coleman and 6-year-old Deshawn Wilson

Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill told local media that firefighters were called to the home in Winnsboro around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. He said autopsies showed carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal burns were the causes of death.

Coleman was jailed in advance of a bond hearing. It’s not known if she has an attorney.

The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the sheriff’s office in the investigation.


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