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Woman held at Edgefield County Detention Center hangs herself

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 4:52 PM
Last updated 11:01 PM
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A woman hanged herself with a sheet in Edgefield County Detention Center Friday.

Edgefield County’s Deputy Coroner, David Burnett, said Ashley Marie Williams, 26, died from asphyxia due to hanging. The toxicology report is still pending from an autopsy that was performed Saturday morning.

Williams, from the 100 block of Cooper Loop in North Augusta, was found in her cell and sent to Edgefield County Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Friday.

According to Edgefield County records, Williams was arrested on Sept. 30 for possession of marijuana or hash. Williams also pled guilty to second degree burglary in December of 2006.

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raul
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raul 11/06/11 - 10:41 am
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So this woman has been in

So this woman has been in jail since Sept 30 on a possession of marijuana charge? Waste of jail space. Sorry she felt suicide was the only way out.

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fftaz71 11/06/11 - 04:42 pm
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No, the war on drugs didnt

No, the war on drugs didnt claim her life....she took it of her own accord. She may have been on probation for the burglary charges as well..who knows. Regardless of the charges, she was in possession of an illegal substance..if you cant do the time, dont do the crime. It is sad that she felt suicide was the only way out...

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Vito45 11/06/11 - 04:44 pm
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She likely had probation

She likely had probation revocation charge keeping her in jail if she was convicted of burglary 5 years ago. A shame all the same she felt this was her only out. I feel for those she left behind.

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Willow Bailey 11/06/11 - 07:58 pm
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What an incredibly sad

What an incredibly sad state, to feel completely alone and hopeless. I am sad for her and her family.

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raul 11/06/11 - 11:07 pm
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@Vito45. Probably right about

@Vito45. Probably right about the probation revocation charge.

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mathewefrancis88 11/07/11 - 12:00 am
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ashley was a real close

ashley was a real close friend of mine and she was not on probation from the charges in 2006 she got a simple posession charge roughly about a month or so ago and was bonded out the sad thing is there was no posession of any drug it was a bowl that was clean bottom line she went out of state on a temporary basis with her husband to work and her bondsman revoked her bond ironicly her bondsman asked her husband for another 500 dollars and he would reinstate her bond under stipulation he would take her back out of town but that is why her bond was revoked in the first place

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