Horry County woman indicted on murder charge in Christmas Eve stabbing

troot@thesunnews.comMarch 28, 2014 

Connie Louise Highsmith

An Horry County grand jury indicted a 55-year-old Galivants Ferry woman in connection with the Christmas Eve stabbing of a 52-year-old man, according to court records.

Connie Louise Highsmith is indicted on the charge and she remains jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $30,000 bond.

Highsmith has been in police custody since she was arrested in the front yard of 2939 Methodist Rehobeth Road in Galivants Ferry where police were called at 2:41 Dec. 24 for a stabbing.

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.

Police said that Robinson’s death stemmed from a domestic dispute.

According to the report, Highsmith and Robinson shared the home.

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