Coroner identifies victim in fatal N. Charleston stabbing

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County coroner says a 41-year-old woman died in a stabbing in North Charleston.

Tennille Grant of North Charleston died from a stab wound, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton.

Terry Darnell Kelly Jr., 41, of St. George is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police say Kelly came home from the store and as the victim, his girlfriend, 41, was unloading the car Kelly approached. She told Kelly to leave her alone and that he was "going nowhere in life", according to the incident report. The two began to fight and he stabbed her multiple times, the report stated.

The pair was estranged, according to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

A witness later brought the victim into an apartment where she was found. First responders tried chest compressions and other life-saving efforts before the woman was pronounced dead on-scene, according to the incident report.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a reported stabbing at the 9000 block of Highway 78, according to Pryor.

Police say they located Kelly nearby. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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