South Carolina man sentenced to life for murdering wife by stabbing her 14 times with large butcher knife

A South Carolina jury, after 40 minutes of deliberation, sentenced a person to life in jail final week for stabbing his spouse 14 occasions with a butcher knife as a result of she wouldn’t shut up.

Anthony Argoe, 60, of Summerville, South Carolina was sentenced for killing his wife, Lynda Shuler Argoe, 55, on June 15, 2019.

Anthony Argoe was sentenced to life in jail. (First Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Workplace)

On the evening of the homicide, the sufferer’s daughter called police and requested they conduct a welfare examine on her mom, who lived with Anthony on Trolley Street.

When officers arrived, they noticed Lynda’s immobile physique propped up towards the sofa, in keeping with a press launch from First Judicial Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe.

The officers compelled their approach into the house and found the sufferer was {dead} and had a 19-inch butcher knife protruding of the fitting aspect of her neck.

Anthony Argoe was taken to an space hospital the place a take a look at confirmed his blood alcohol stage was elevated. Proof was introduced throughout the trial that confirmed the blood splattered on Argoe’s jean shorts and blood on his flip-flops.

Pascoe stated in his launch that a number of witnesses testified throughout the trial that Argoe’s life was spiraling within the weeks main as much as the homicide. He reportedly stopped going to work earlier than in the end quitting his job, spent days at dwelling ingesting and visited an area comfort retailer to buy lottery tickets.

The discharge additionally stated the sufferer despatched textual content messages to Argo, expressing concern that he was shopping for alcohol however not overlaying his lease, resulting in their eviction.

Lynda deliberate to depart Anthony on the day of the homicide, and her car was packed along with her belongings outdoors the condo during which she was killed.

Additionally, throughout the trial, the daughter testified that her mom was a sufferer of home abuse for years main as much as her homicide. Years after Argoe’s arrest, he informed a witness who testified on the trial that he was sick of his spouse nagging him and “she would by no means shut up, so he shut her up for good.”

“This was an unbelievably brutal and heinous crime. Whereas the entire courtroom was teary-eyed watching Lynda’s daughter testify, Argoe confirmed zero regret or sorrow,” prosecutor David Osborne stated.

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