(Augusta, Georgia) Yesterday, 47-year-old Thelma Lou Carter pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in prison.
The sentencing hearing before Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet revealed several new facts about the case, including that it was a wide-heeled sole, not a stiletto heel as previously reported, that was used for the fatal blow.Carter will also serve two years of probation.
Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers said Carter’s blow was the culmination of a fight between the couple over Higdon’s abuse of a puppy.
During the fight, Higdon punched Carter in the chest and extinguished a cigarette on her leg, Myers said.
Carter responded by hitting Higdon once in the head with a shoe. Myers said that the blow would not normally be fatal, but Higdon had heart problems that contributed to his death.
High Heel Homicide
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(Augusta, Georgia) A 46-year-old local woman, Thelma Carter, has been arrested for allegedly impaling a stiletto-heeled shoe into the head of her boyfriend and causing his death.
Carter has been charged with murder.
On Sunday evening, Robert Higdon, 58, was involved in an altercation with his live-in girlfriend in the trailer they shared at Augusta Mobile Home Estates, 2526 Milledgeville Road.Carter was booked into custody. News on bond is unavailable.
His girlfriend, Carter, was charged with murder after she struck Higdon in the head with the spike heel of a shoe, police said.
Authorities were called to the home Monday morning when Carter returned to the scene and notified authorities.
Tip: Charley Nestor