SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — Two people have been charged in connection to a Spartanburg murder after a car was found partially submerged in Lake Bowen, Monday.
Brittany Cassandra Foster, 21, of Inman, was charged with Murder, unlawful carrying of firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of meth, and unlawful possession of weapon. Her bond has to be set by a circuit court judge.
Her boyfriend, Keenen La’Breece Hines, 22, of Inman, was charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm, simple possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a stolen pistol, possession of meth, accessory after the fact of a felony. He has a $25,000 bond and will be issued a GPS monitoring device.
Foster and Hines were interviewed Monday afternoon after deputies learned that they were acquaintances of the victim, Anthony Neil Biggerstaff, of Inman.
The solicitor says they used to be roommates with the victim.
New information was discovered later in the week that led to them becoming primary suspects in Biggerstaff’s disappearance and murder.
Around 2 p.m. Thursday, Foster, Hines and another woman were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy at New Cut Road and Broadcast Drive. The second woman was not involved in the homicide.
After the car stop, all three people received weapon and drug charges, but the gun recovered at that time wasn’t the murder weapon.
Foster admitted to shooting Biggerstaff inside the car that was found in Lake Bowen, while she and Hines were riding with him, according to reports.
The solicitor says Foster shot the victim once, but unloaded on him when he kept making noise.
Deputies say Hines admitted to helping Foster get the gun and disposing of the body by throwing it off a bridge.
The solicitor says Hines gave the gun to brother, but the brother turned it in to deputies.
The solictor says Hines is responsible for several car break ins and that’s where he recently stole the gun.
Additional charges could be coming.
Hines led Violent Crime Investigators to where Biggerstaff’s body was located; off Jordan Creek Road near Lake Cooley, Thursday night.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation to determine a possible motive for this incident.
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