Man charged with murder following fatal North Charleston stabbing

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The man who North Charleston Police say is responsible for a fatal stabbing Sunday will face a bond court judge. 

Terry Darnell Kelly, Jr., 40, of St. George is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful use of a telephone. 

Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, authorities responded to the Ashton Wood Apartments to find an adult female, later identified as Tennille Grant, 41, dead from stab wounds.  

Investigators say Kelly saw the victim come home from the store and while she was unloading the car, he approached her, according to an incident report.  We’re told she told the 40-year-old to “leave her alone” and that he was “going nowhere in life.” The incident report reveals Kelly got mad and began to fight with Grant until he got her on the ground and stabbed her multiple times.

A witness brought the victim into his apartment where he began to hold pressure on her neck and called 911.  The witness did not know the victim or suspect but saw them in the area. 

“Officers also located the suspect, who is estranged from the victim, nearby,” according to spokesman Spencer Pryor. 

Kelly was taken into custody. 

Meantime, Kelly will be in bond court, Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m.

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