An Augusta woman was charged with murder today after allegedly beating her boyfriend to death with a shoe, according to authorities. Thelma Carter, 46, first told officers she came home this morning to find the body of 58-year-old Robert Higdon.
“Subsequent investigation has determined that at some time (Sunday) evening Carter and Higdon were involved in a dispute that turned physical. During the altercation, Carter struck Higdon in the head with a shoe,” sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles said in a press release.
Officers say the victim appears to have died from trauma to the head, but an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the exact cause. Carter is in custody charged with one count of murder.
This is Richmond County’s 14th murder this year. There were 21 murders this time last year.