Police: Murder victim was beaten to death

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say a woman found dead Monday in a North Charleston apartment apparently was beaten to death.

Court papers say Renee Nevarez, 53, was killed during an argument at the Gaynor Avenue apartment.

Police charged 47-year-old Gregory Quinn Gathers of Gumwood Boulevard with murder.

Warrants say the couple had sex before Nevarez was killed. Police say Gathers punched the woman in the face, and dragged her down the hallway, where he continued to assault her.

According to the court papers, the suspect and victim also struggled over a knife.

Police brought Gathers in for questioning before making the arrest. A judge denied bond for Gathers Tuesday morning.

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