More details released in Horry County Christmas Eve fatal stabbing

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 31, 2013 

Connie Louise Highsmith

Horry County police took a 55-year-old woman into custody at the home where officers said she stabbed a man on Christmas Eve, according to authorities.

Connie Louise Highsmith, 55, of Galivants Ferry remains jailed on a charge of murder pending a bond hearing, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Highsmith was booked into the jail at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 24.

Officers were called at 2:41 p.m. Dec. 24 to a home at 2939 Methodist Rehobeth Road in Galivants Ferry for a stabbing, according to a police report. When officers arrived they took Highsmith into custody while she stood in the front yard of the home.

The victim, Herbert Lee Robinson, 52, was found inside the house, seated in a chair a few feet from the front door, according to the report. A 36-year-old woman, who called police, was inside the house holding Robinson’s head.

Police noted Robinson had suffered a stab wound to his chest and was not responsive, according to the report. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said that Robinson’s death stemmed from a domestic dispute.

According to the report, Highsmith and Robinson shared the home. No other details were listed in the report.

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