In 2016, there were 48 women killed by men in South Carolina. That is according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, and the report states that most women who are killed by men around the country are murdered with a firearm. It also stated the vast majority of those victims were killed by someone who they knew. Specifically, 63 percent of females who were killed by males were their wives or romantic partners.
Throughout the nation in 2016, black women were killed by men at a rate of 2.62 per 100,000, which was more than double the rate of white women killed by males. Overall, there were 1,809 women who were killed by males throughout the United States. Of those victims, 1,188 were white while 517 were black.
In many cases, a female was killed by a male after an argument or some other domestic event. However, they were rarely connected to other felonies such as burglary or rape. Those who are the victims of domestic violence or know of others who are can contact the the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for help. They can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for assistance.
Individuals who are convicted on felony murder charges may face significant penalties including spending years or decades in prison. They may also be ordered to pay a fine or spend time on probation in addition to prison time. As such, people who are facing these types of charges might want to meet with an attorney as soon as possible so that a strategy to counter the allegations can be constructed.