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...suspended by its national chapter as authorities investigate the death of an 18-year-old member.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the male student was found dead about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in a private home about a mile from the heart of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-18/across-region
USC professor identified as murder-suicide victim

...death in an office at the University of South Carolina by someone who then committed suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Raja Fayad was shot several times in the upper body Thursday afternoon at the university's Public Health building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/usc-professor-murder-suicide
Ex-wife killed professor in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

...upper body Thursday afternoon in a fourth-floor office at the university's School of Public Health building, Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release.Kwan then committed suicide with a gunshot to her stomach, the coroner said. A 9 mm pistol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-06/ex-wife-killed-profess
Drive-by shooting kills Columbia woman

COLUMBIA - Richland County officials have identified a woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting.Coroner Gary Watts said in a statement that 32-year-old Astrid D. Haynes of Columbia died Wednesday morning after she was shot in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-09/drive-shooting-kills-columbi
Falling limb kills SC boy, 3

...has died after he was struck in the head by a falling tree limb while playing at an Irmo park. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Jacoby Latta was at a church picnic at Irmo Community Park Saturday afternoon when he was hit by the branch. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-02/falling-limb-kills-sc-boy-3
Train kills man near Columbia zoo

...Authorities say a man was killed after he was struck by a train near the zoo in Columbia.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 24-year-old David J. Fraccalvieri of Columbia died at around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after he was struck by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-12-08/train-kills-man-near-columbi
Accidental gunshot kills SC hunter

...South Carolina man has died from what appears to be an accidental gunshot wound while hunting. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 75-year-old Charles Lindsey Brakefield of Hopkins died Sunday evening while hunting near his home just south...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-06/accidental-gunshot-kills-sc-
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...ashore Monday in Ballentine on Lake Murray. Travis Eugene Niles, 31, was found Monday morning, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. An autopsy found only signs of drowning. Authorities said investigators, awaiting lab analyses and interviewing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/04/met_424269.shtml
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...a South Carolina man died from what appears to be an accidental gunshot wound while hunting.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 75-year-old Charles Lindsey Brakefield of Hopkins died Sunday evening while hunting near his home.State Natural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-06/across-region
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...her parents. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire that killed Brianna Mitchell. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts told The State newspaper that Brianna died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. A spokeswoman for Doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/28/met_477459.shtml
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