Man Charged With Manslaughter

Victim dies after choke hold

Lee Rogers
March 22, 2019 - 11:23 am
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The Pickens County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with voluntary manslaughter after Deputies say he strangled a man at a Pickens home early Thursday morning. 

Deputies were called regarding a domestic disturbance on Pauls Road around 12:30 a.m. where two men were fighting.  When deputies arrived on the scene, a woman told them her son had come to their home and began an arguement, which escalated into a fight. 

However, after calling deputies, she then told deputies she found her 61-year-old husband unresponsive in their bedroom. The man was later pronounced dead on the scene. 

Deputies questioned the woman and the son, 46-year-old Richard Scott Hinds of Greenville. 

Pickens County Sheriff's Office

Following an autopsy, the Sheriff's Office charged Hinds with voluntary manslaughter. 

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