1 charged in connection with Gaffney homicide

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James Eric Spencer (From: Cherokee County Detention Center)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Police say a man has been charged after a woman was found dead at her Gaffney home.

According to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office, 43-year-old Monica Vinson Shackleford was found dead inside her home on Lyman Street around 8:00am.

The coroner said the victim’s son couldn’t get into the bathroom where his mother was and went to a neighbor for help.

Gaffney Police arrived at the scene and found Shackleford’s body on the floor of the bathroom.

Evidence at the scene indicted the death was homicide, according to the coroner.

Gaffney Police say 39-year-old James Eric Spencer has been charged with murder in connection with the death.

Spencer is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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