ROCKINGHAM— A South Carolina woman is charged with murder following a fatal stabbing early Friday morning.
Deputies responded to a call around 3:20 a.m. in response to a reported stabbing victim at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Richmond, according to a press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputies were able to determine where the stabbing took place and were reportedly told that the possible suspect, 27-year-old Shanta Taliyah Pernell, of Dillon, South Carolina, was outside in the parking lot.
Pernell was interviewed and initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to the sheriff’s office.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte where he later died from his injuries, the release states.
Following the victim’s death, Pernell was charged with an open count of murder. She is being held without bond in the Richmond County Jail. Records show she has a court appearance scheduled for April 11.
South Carolina court records show Pernell pled guilty to public intoxication in Myrtle Beach Municipal Court in September 2018 and to disorderly conduct in Dillon County in January 2019.
Just last week, on March 24, Pernell was convicted in Marion County of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.16 or higher and transporting alcohol in a motor vehicle with a broken seal.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.