Bond denied for accused mom killer in Liberty

Jonathan Caleb Ward
Jonathan Caleb Ward

PICKENS Co., SC (WSPA) – A 19-year-old is charged with murder after police say he called 911 and told a dispatcher that he killed his mother.

Jonathan Caleb Ward

Liberty police say Jonathan Caleb Ward called 911 shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived at Ward’s home, he told them his mother was in the basement.

Investigators say they found 45-year-old Linda Ward in the basement of the Golden Springs Drive home with apparent head trauma.

Linda Ward died at the scene of blunt force trauma to the head, according to the coroner. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Jonathan Ward is being held in the Pickens County Detention Center.

A magistrate judge denied bond Thursday.

During the hearing, some of his family spoke.

“We are praying for you and the salvation of your soul and we forgive you,” Jonathan Ward’s grandfather said.

His dad, Darren Ward, also addressed his son.

“We love you. We don’t understand. We love you,” he told him.

Scene on Golden Springs Drive in Liberty

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