AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – An Augusta man has received the maximum 10-year prison sentence for necrophilia after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a woman after she died.
The Augusta Chronicle reports 47-year-old Marcus D. Booker pleaded guilty Thursday, with a second charge of rape dismissed as part of the deal.
According to Assistant District Attorney Mary Elizabeth Bitting, the charge stems from a 2016 incident where the 42-year-old victim, Booker and several men were smoking crack cocaine in a boarding house. The unidentified woman exchanged sexual favors for more crack, but became hysterical and started fighting before accidentally overdosing.
Booker was initially reluctant to plead guilty but he admitted to an investigator he had sexual contact with the woman and pleaded guilty after conferring with his attorney.
Officers have identified a person of interest with whom they want to speak regarding the bank robbery and double murder investigation.
Police continue to investigate the shooting deaths of a teenage girl and an 8-year-old in Gaffney.
They say the incident happened in the Walmart parking lot on Grandview Drive.
District Attorney Greg Newman says Phillip Michael Stroupe II was indicted for First Degree Murder by the Henderson Co. Grand Jury.
Union Police say a laptop computer was stolen from Carnegie Library while the librarians were outside giving out eclipse glasses.