911 calls released from Moncks Corner murder-suicide

Published: Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM EDT
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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Funeral services took place Tuesday for the woman killed in last week's murder suicide outside a Moncks Corner bank. Berkeley County officials released the 9-1-1 calls made from the scene of the shooting.

Police say 44-year-old Mary Ann Cox was shot to death by 61-year-old Charles Boyette, and ex-SLED supervisor, outside South Coast Bank last Friday. Boyette then turned the gun on himself.

Just a week ago, Cox filed a report with police saying she and Boyette had a year-long relationship that ended on July 4 and Boyette was extremely unhappy about the break up.

Following that report, SLED Chief Mark Keel had Boyette investigated and that very day Boyette was suspended. A day later, Boyette resigned.

Witnesses say Boyette visited Cox at Southcoast Bank twice on Friday where she worked as a teller. He brought her flowers the first time and wielded a gun the next, shooting Cox, then killing himself in the bank's parking lot. A 9-1-1 call made by a person at the scene painted a horrific picture.

Dispatcher: "Alright. Are either of them breathing?

Caller: "Uhh ...Yes."

Dispatcher: "Alright, hold on one second. I'm going to get some people en route to you, okay?"

Caller: "Ok"

Dispatcher: "Stay on the phone with me. Where's the gun?"

Caller: "It is on the ground."

Dispatcher: "It is on the ground?"

Caller: "Yeah...away from the shooter."

Boyette's funeral was held over the weekend. Services for Cox  and Boyette both took place at Dial-Murray Funeral Home.

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