Courts & Crime

South Carolina man accused of killing mother with sword

Georgetown County authorities charged a 29-year-old man in the early morning death of his mother, who was found dead from cut wounds by a sword, according to officials.

Jonathan Maurice White was charged Monday with murder in the death of his mother, 51-year-old Laura Ferrante, said Lt. Neil Johnson with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Ferrante was found dead inside the home she shared with her son and a mentally challenged adult at 531 Prior Drive, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson.

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