65-year-old SC mom shoots, kills son during argument, deputies say

Phyllis E. Owens

KINGSTREE, S.C.(WBTW) – The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder that happened Saturday night in Kingstree.

Deputies say around 7 p.m. they responded to a shooting incident that occurred on Hemingway Highway. Upon arrival, deputies say they discovered the male victim George Goethe Mixon III, 30, laying on the floor in the living room area with a gunshot wound to his chest.

According to investigators, Mixon was having a verbal dispute with his mother, Phyllis E. Owens, inside the residence which resulted in a gun being discharged. Mixon was transported to an area hospital concerning his injuries, and died before his arrival.

Phyllis E. Owens, 65, was arrested and charged by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office with murder to include possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Owens will appear before a Williamsburg County Magistrate for an explanation of the charge against her.

Owens will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing can be scheduled before a Circuit Court judge.

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