Hearing scheduled for Mount Pleasant man charged with wife’s murder

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — The Mount Pleasant man charged with the murder of his wife in Mount Pleasant will face a judge Friday.

John M. Magwood, 74, is charged with the murder of Garden Magwood. He’s also charged with possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

On Wednesday, March 15 at about 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.

An investigation revealed John Magwood shot his wife before calling police.

Magwood is currently out of jail on bond.

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