Man charged in murder of woman found dead in laundromat still in - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Man charged in murder of woman found dead in laundromat still in jail

Maytag Equipped Laundromat in the Socastee Plaza is where the HCPD found the body of a woman who was stabbed to death. (Source: WMBF News) Maytag Equipped Laundromat in the Socastee Plaza is where the HCPD found the body of a woman who was stabbed to death. (Source: WMBF News)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The man charged with brutally murdering an Horry County woman is still in jail.

It has been almost six months since Wanda Wohnig was found stabbed to death outside a laundromat in Socastee. J. P. Marston, who is accused of the crime, was supposed to come and ask for bail. Neither the suspect or his family appeared in court Tuesday. Only the victim's family was there. 

Following almost an hour of waiting to hear if their loved one’s alleged killer could possibly get out of jail, Marston’s attorney asked the judge to withdraw his request.

Wohnig was 65 years old when she was killed inside the Maytag Equipped Laundromat in the Socastee Plaza.

According to the Horry County Police Department, Marston was also charged that day with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. 

An autopsy revealed Wohnig was stabbed to death.

Wohnig’s family says she opened and closed the laundromat for years.

After Marston’s attorney asked to withdraw bond, the family said they are happy with the decision but the outcome remains the same; they're left without their mother.

At this time, Marston will remain in jail but later down the line, he could ask for a second bond hearing.

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Domestic violence forum brings together local organizations, police officers, and city officials

    Domestic violence forum brings together local organizations, police officers, and city officials

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:19:59 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

    Local organizations, law enforcement officers, and city officials teamed up this week to bring awareness to domestic violence and bullying in our community. The groups held a violence summit at Ground Zero Myrtle Beach on Saturday. The event gave the community a chance to talk about violence in Horry County It also helped inspire and empower victims of domestic violence and bullying.

    More >>

    Local organizations, law enforcement officers, and city officials teamed up this week to bring awareness to domestic violence and bullying in our community. The groups held a violence summit at Ground Zero Myrtle Beach on Saturday. The event gave the community a chance to talk about violence in Horry County It also helped inspire and empower victims of domestic violence and bullying.

    More >>
  • Deputies searching for two suspects after Mullins home invasion

    Deputies searching for two suspects after Mullins home invasion

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-22 01:00:58 GMT
    (Source: MCSO)(Source: MCSO)

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects after a home invasion in Mullins. According to a news release, two males forcibly entered a home on Ed Smith Road around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. Once inside the home, the men demanded money from the victims. One of the suspects was armed.

    More >>

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects after a home invasion in Mullins. According to a news release, two males forcibly entered a home on Ed Smith Road around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. Once inside the home, the men demanded money from the victims. One of the suspects was armed.

    More >>
  • CCU's upset bid falls short

    CCU's upset bid falls short

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:57:08 GMT
    Myrtle Beach native Tyler Keane threw for 332 yards and 2 td's in the loss. (Source: CCU)Myrtle Beach native Tyler Keane threw for 332 yards and 2 td's in the loss. (Source: CCU)

    For the fourth time this season, Coastal Carolina had a chance late and suffered another one-possession loss as Appalachian State scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for a 37-29 victory at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

    More >>

    For the fourth time this season, Coastal Carolina had a chance late and suffered another one-possession loss as Appalachian State scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for a 37-29 victory at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly