(Agusta, GA) – A woman allegedly beat her boyfriend to death with the spiked heel of a stiletto shoe. Thelma Carter, 46, attacked her boyfriend, Robert Higdon, 58, with the shoe at their trailer park home in Augusta, Georgia, police said.
Authorities are unsure how many times she struck Mr Higdon with the shoe before he died. Carter has since been charged with murder.
A post-mortem examination is set to be carried out today at the Augusta Crime Lab. Investigators believe Mr Higdon was killed sometime on Sunday evening.
Richmond County sheriff’s Captain Scott Peebles told the Augusta Chronicle that police found the body on Monday morning after Carter called them.
She told investigators she had returned home to find Mr Higdon dead.
An investigation is ongoing.
Sonia Moghe and Wayne Drash, CNN
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