Elderly man charged with beating, killing girlfriend
SUMTER, S.C. — A 72-year-old Sumter man has been arrested and accused of beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat..
Willie Pressley is charged in the death of 54-year-old Joanne Smiley of Sumter after Sumter County sheriff’s deputies said they were called to a home Tuesday evening and found the body.
Pressley is being held in the Sumter-Lee regional jail. It was not clear if he has an attorney.
Credit: The Associated Press.