Tuesday, May 6, 2014

South Carolina Domestic Murder - He Was a Lawful Gun Owner in Spite of his Illness and Medication

Susan Mayfield
Susan Mayfield

Local news reports 

A Jackson ophthalmologist is accused of shooting his wife in their home on Wednesday night. 

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said Bill Mayfield, 68, was charged with murder after he shot Susan Mayfield, 67, during what appears to have been a domestic disturbance at their home on St. Andrews Drive. 

Susan Mayfield reportedly was transported by ambulance and died at the hospital. Susan Mayfield's brother-in-law, Tom Davis, said Bill Mayfield has Parkinson's Disease, and had been on medications that had made him act erratically in the past, including one other time in which he thought Susan was threatening him. 

"I have never known two people more loving and devoted to each other. This is just a tragic accident that has ruined the lives of two wonderful people," said Davis, of Inman, SC.

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