Ex-boyfriend held in slaying of South Carolina professor in her home

The StateAugust 30, 2011 

Jennifer Lee Wilson, the 36-year-old woman found stabbed to death Sunday in her Shandon duplex, was a University of South Carolina professor highly regarded by colleagues as a shining star in the world of children’s literacy and teacher instruction.

“Her mission was just to make the lives of children and families a lot better,” said Gloria Boutte, chairman of the USC Department of Instruction and Teacher Education, who was shaken by the news of Wilson’s death. “She was very productive, but the work she did was very noble as well.”

Police late Sunday charged Hank Eric Hawes, 37, a former boyfriend, with murder. He was being held without bond at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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