Woman charged with murder after body found in woods in Spartanburg Co.

Amy Nicole Taylor

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A woman has been charged with murder after a man’s body was found Saturday.

Authorities say the body of 57-year-old James Earl Sprouse was found in the woods near his home on McSwain Road in Chesnee.

Sprouse died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, the coroner says.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Amy Nicole Taylor of Chesnee, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

She was arrested Saturday evening and is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

The sheriff’s office says Taylor and Sprouse had a domestic relationship.

Taylor was denied bond Sunday night and remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Her first court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 18.

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