Woman found shot to death in Fountain Inn home, ex-boyfriend charged with murder


FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman’s body was found in a Fountain Inn home, and police said the victim’s ex-boyfriend has been charged with murder in her killing.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office said 29-year-old Aqua Barksdale’s body was found Wednesday in her home on James Jackson Drive.

Fountain Inn Police Chief Michael Hamilton told 7 News that officers responded to a report of a shooting victim.

Police say Barksdale’s ex-boyfriend, Aaron Anthony Hewitt of Simpsonville, has been charged with murder, first-degree burglary and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in her killing.

Hewitt broke into the house during the night and shot her, according to arrest warrants.

Hewitt remains in the Laurens County Detention Center without bond.

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday to determine the cause and manner of Barksdale’s death.

Aaron Hewitt (Credit: Laurens Co. Detention Center)


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