South Carolina Family Members Killed for Insurance

South Carolina Family Members Killed for InsuranceA mother in South Carolina originally told the police that her son was the one who killed three family members and then committed suicide. It has now come to light that she was the one who murdered all of them to get the money from their life insurance. The mother, Susan Hendricks, who is forty-eight, was charged with murder after police decided that her version of the story was false. She is charged with murdering her ex-husband, age fifty-two, her two sons, ages twenty and twenty-three, and her stepmother, who was in her mid sixties. In addition, she is charged with four counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. She kept the gun in her night stand. She was arrested on Monday night at a motel.

After interviewing other family members, observations at the crime scene, and forensic evidence, the police came to the conclusion that her version was false. The crime happened on October 14, 2011 in Liberty, South Carolina. Family members told the police what her motive was for the murders, which was life insurance money. She was the beneficiary on multiple life insurance policies that were taken out by the victims.

 

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Liberty is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was chartered ...