Easley woman kills husband, stages it as suicide, investigators say

Rebecca Easterling
Rebecca Easterling

Pickens County Deputies have arrested a woman who they say shot and killed her husband and tried to make it look like a suicide.

51-year-old Rebecca Easterling is charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime.

Easterling’s husband, 49-year-old Harold Anthony Arnold, was found dead in his bed around 4:15am Friday at a home on Belt Road.

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, Easterling told them that Arnold committed suicide while she was in another room.

Investigators determined that the incident was staged to appear to be a suicide. Detectives say the victim was intentionally shot one time in the head by his wife. A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

Easterling is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center.

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