Cops: 90-year-old SC man killed wife with hatchet

MOORE, S.C. (AP) - A 90-year-old South Carolina man has been charged with murder after authorities say he killed his wife with a hatchet.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says William David Martin was arrested around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Moore.

Wright says Martin attacked his 85-year-old wife Jeanette C. Martin. She was found on her bedroom floor and was taken to the hospital where she died.

William Martin was listed in the Spartanburg County jail Tuesday. Bond had not been set, and it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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