Coroner: Christmas Eve stabbing victim identified, cause of death released

Published: Dec. 24, 2013 at 11:31 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM EST
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Connie Louise Highsmith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Connie Louise Highsmith (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Highsmith 12.26 court appearance
Highsmith 12.26 court appearance

GALIVANTS FERRY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Coroner's Office released the identity and cause-of-death in the fatal Christmas Eve stabbing in Galivants Ferry.

Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick confirmed 52-year-old Herbert Lee Robinson of Galivants Ferry received a single stab wound in his upper chest. He died from massive internal hemorrhage.

The Horry County Police Department's Facebook page confirmed 55-year-old Connie Louise Highsmith has been charged with murder. She has been booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Sgt. Strickland with Horry County Police said someone called 911 around 3:01 p.m. Tuesday to report a stabbing in a home on Methodist Rehobeth Road.

When officers arrived at the home they found the man identified as Robinson deceased, Sgt. Strickland said.

Robinson's death was allegedly the result of a domestic dispute with Highsmith.

WMBF News will provide updates as they are available.

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