Man gets life for killing wife after lying about wreck

Crime & Safety

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors said a 39-year-old man was been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his wife in front of her two children after luring her to a secluded peach orchard.

Authorities say Michael Tirrell Means texted his wife he had been in a wreck to get her to the lonely location on state Highway 191 in Edgefield County in July 2019.

Prosecutors say Means emptied his wife’s bank account before shooting her in the head. Authorities said a 10-year-old called 911 to report the shooting.

Investigators say Means couldn’t legally own a gun and bought the weapon two days before, in a private transaction.

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