Augusta woman accused of killing man with high-heeled shoe indicted

Richmond County grand jurors indicted Thelma Lou Carter on Tuesday for the July slaying of Robert Frank Higdon.

Carter is accused of killing Higdon, 58, with a stiletto high-heeled shoe during an argument.

According to police accounts at the time, Higdon and Carter, his live-in girlfriend, shared a trailer at Augusta Mobile Home Estates, in the 2500 block of Milledgeville Road.

Investigators said they were unsure how many times Higdon was hit with the shoe before he died.

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