Mount Pleasant man charged with the murder of his wife

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — A Mount Pleasant man has charged with the murder of his wife in an incident that took place Wednesday morning.

At approximately 6:33 a.m., officers responded to 762 Atlantic Street in reference to a possible suicide.

Officers located the victim, Garden Magwood, in the bedroom with a gunshot wound. Mrs. Magwood was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that the victim’s husband, 74-year-old John M. Magwood, shot his wife before calling police. Magwood has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime.

Magwood will be booked at the Charleston County Detention Center once detectives have cleared him from questioning and scheduled to have a bond hearing Thursday.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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