Son confessed to murdering parents in Inman say Spartanburg Co. deputies

Stephen Linwood Belcher
Stephen Linwood Belcher

INMAN, SC (WSPA) — A son has confessed to killing his parents after they were found with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Spartanburg County deputies.

The shooting victims have been identified as Henrietta Green Belcher, 60, and William Edward Belcher, 69.

Deputies responded to a welfare check around midnight Tuesday on Bentwood Drive after the victims’ daughter-in-law called 911.

Scene on Bendwood Drive of double homicide scene
Scene on Bentwood Drive

Deputies say the couple’s son, Stephen Linwood Belcher, met them outside the home and told deputies that both victims were dead in a room upstairs.

It appeared that both victims had been dead for an extended period of time.

Deputies say the couple was shot on Nov. 5.

Investigators say Belcher confessed to killing both parents.

The 39-year-old Boiling Springs man has been charged with two counts of murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Deputies are investigating a possible motive.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death, but both victims have gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office.

A magistrate judge denied bond for Belcher on Tuesday.

Crime

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