ELLOREE, SC (WCSC) - Orangeburg County deputies arrested a 30-year-old Holly Hill man in the stabbing death of a 31-year-old mother of five.
Omar Profit was located within a mile of the crime scene, according to Orangeburg Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
Deputies responded to a home on Buckhead Drive in Elloree at 7:17 a.m. Friday and found the woman suffering from a fatal stab wound inside the home. Investigators say the victim's oldest three children were en route to school when Profit came to the home and killed the victim. Her two youngest children in the house at the time of the killing, investigators say.
"It is unfortunate that five children lost their mother this morning in a senseless act of violence in such a tragic and violent manner," Ravenell said.
Profit was the father of the victim's two youngest children, but Profit and the victim were no longer in a relationship, Ravenell said.
An arraignment for Profit is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m.