Kershaw County woman won't be prosecuted for fatal shooting

Kershaw County woman won't be prosecuted for fatal shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Kershaw County woman will not be prosecuted for fatally shooting a mentally ill Army veteran after the woman she'd been trying to help entered her home and attacked her.

The State newspaper reports Saturday ( ) the state attorney general's office dropped the case against Sally Anne Memmert of Elgin for the 2012 shooting death of 29-year-old Petra Boykin.

Office spokesman Mark Powell says evidence supported a circuit judge's ruling earlier this year that the state's "stand your ground" defense law applied.

Solicitor Dan Johnson had appealed but says he accepts Attorney General Alan Wilson's decision.

Prosecutors say Boykin and her children lived with Memmert rent-free for several months. But Memmert ordered Boykin to leave after being threatened. Boykin was shot after returning about 3 a.m. Jan. 17, 2012.

Information from: The State,

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