Man charged with murder of 83-year-old Charleston woman
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston police say they have arrested a Charleston man accused of killing a relative at an assisted living facility on James Island.
Henry Galvin, 47, is charged with one count of murder, according to Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Annette Boyle of Charleston. Boyle died Saturday evening around 8:18 p.m., coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.
Police said they responded at around 1.10am on Sunday to Indigo Hall Assisted Living and Memory Care on James Island to investigate a report of an unresponsive person. Investigators have determined that the victim suffered trauma and his death was a homicide.
They identified Galvin as a suspect in Boyle’s death, Wolfsen said.
Police did not specify the relationship between Galvin and Boyle.
O’Neal said Boyle’s official cause of death will be known after an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday is completed.
Galvin was being held at Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bail hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
The investigation is continuing, Wolfsen said. Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston Police Central Detective on Duty at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.
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