911 Call: Murder suspect claims girlfriend fell on knife at Berkeley Co. home

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkley County Sheriff's deputies have released the 911 call made by the man they say killed his girlfriend, then took off to North Carolina.

According to the 911 call, Lee Bradley says the fight that ended with Frances Lawrence's death was a "freak accident," and she fell a knife.

Bradley told the dispatcher that Lawrence was trying to stab him, and when he tried to get the knife from her she fell on it. Investigators say the incident happened at Lawrence's home on Bushy Lane on May 22.

According to the 911 call, it wasn't reported until the next day.

The following are excerpts from the 911 call:

Dispatcher: "Did you ever call for an ambulance or anything?"

Bradley: "Yeah i tried, I got scared. I mean it was a freak accident."

Dispatcher: "Is she alive?"

Bradley: "No."

Dispatcher: "She's dead."

Bradley: "Yes ma'am"

When the dispatcher asked Bradley where he was, he told her he was on Highway 78.

Investigators say he took off to North Carolina after the murder. US Marshalls arrested him in Charlotte last Monday.

Bradley was brought back to Berkeley County to face murder charges last Friday.

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