Crime & Courts

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

Woman burned in April 4 fire dies

Monday, April 14, 2014 4:21 PM
Last updated 7:46 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

A woman severely burned in a Crawfordville Drive fire on April 4 died Monday morning, Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said.

Police were first called to Karla Harter’s home at 3625 Crawfordville Drive after a neighbor found her on fire and helped put out the flames. The 46-year-old was taken to Doctors Hospital’s Joseph M. Still Burn Center with third-degree burns to 85 percent of her body.

Inside the house police discovered the body of Henry Jefferson III, 51, and evidence of fire damage.

Boose said toxicology results are still pending on Jefferson.

Police have released few details on the circumstances surrounding the two deaths and are continuing to investigate. They said the couple had a history of domestic altercations.

Comments (1) 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.
corgimom
34064
Points
corgimom 04/14/14 - 08:05 pm
4
0
I knew that because of the

I knew that because of the extent of her burns, that she wasn't likely to survive.

How sad, condolences to her family and friends.

rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 04/15/14 - 08:25 am
0
0
God bless
Unpublished

Ms. Harter's soul.

Back to Top

Top headlines

Democrats target turnout for Sunday voting

Registered voters in Augusta-Richmond County can cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Advance Voting Center at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
Search Augusta jobs