Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

One dead in Johnston shooting

Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:44 AM
Last updated 12:46 AM
  • Follow Crime & courts

JOHNSTON, S.C. — A former football player for Strom Thurmond High School and S.C. State was shot Friday, and his girlfriend has been charged in his death.

Police said Ashley Butler, 23, is charged with murder in the death of Otis Key Jr, 25. Investigators say Key was shot in the chest around 11:30 a.m. Friday in their Johnston home after an argument.

Butler is being held at the Edgefield County jail.

Key played defensive end and nose guard for S.C. State from 2006-09, according to The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat.

Comments (2) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 04/28/13 - 09:39 am
0
0
I grew up in
Unpublished

Johnston. I wasn't aware they even knew how to spell murder, much less commit it. Safest town I had ever lived in.

JRC2024
14077
Points
JRC2024 04/28/13 - 10:02 am
1
0
What a dumb girl to pull out

What a dumb girl to pull out a gun.

commonsense-is-endangere
43
Points
commonsense-is-endangere 04/29/13 - 12:47 pm
0
1
Why is the fact he was a ball

Why is the fact he was a ball player given such prominence in this article? Are they more valued to lose than other non ball people? Why not as well give some info on the girlfriend?

Back to Top
loading...
Top headlines

Fort Gordon bus route under 30 day review

Even as an experimental bus route continues to drain money from the city coffers, Augusta Commission committee members unwilling to end service to Fort Gordon granted Augusta Public Transit 30 ...
Search Augusta jobs