SPARTANBURG, SC - SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and daughter.
Multiple media outlets reported Monday night that Cass Franklin Smith is charged in the deaths of 41-year-old Suzanne Elizabeth Bridges, her 15-year-old daughter, Margaret Matilda Wenner, and 45-year-old Harold Benjamin Lick.
Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton and Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy scheduled a Tuesday news conference to announce whether they'll seek the death penalty.
Blanton didn't return a phone call seeking comment late Monday night.
Authorities say all three bodies were discovered Saturday by two children who had been sleeping in the home and were unharmed.
A deputy said Smith hadn't been jailed late Monday night and had no further information about him.