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Man charged in strangulation death of Clinton teen

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Emily Asbill's mother holds a photo of Emily along with family during the bond hearing. (July 2, 2013/FOX Carolina) Emily Asbill's mother holds a photo of Emily along with family during the bond hearing. (July 2, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Michael Beaty Jr. appears in court for a bond hearing. (July 2, 2013/FOX Carolina) Michael Beaty Jr. appears in court for a bond hearing. (July 2, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Michael Beaty Jr. (Clinton Police Dept.) Michael Beaty Jr. (Clinton Police Dept.)
CLINTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Clinton Police Department held a press conference Monday to announce arrests in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old Clinton woman who died Saturday.

They announced the arrest of Michael Beaty Jr., 29, charged with murder in the death of Emily Asbill.

William Alexander, 30, was also charged with being an accessory after the fact, according to police.

Police said Beaty and Asbill had an on-again, off-again relationship. On the night of her death, they were attending a small party where there was alcohol and marijuana, according to police reports.

The victim and Beaty left the party with Alexander at approximately 9:30 p.m., according to police. Asbill was found at a home in Clinton on Calvert Avenue in cardiac arrest Saturday night, police said.

"She was transported to the Laurens County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead," said Robin Morse, director of the Clinton Department of Public Safety. "An autopsy has revealed that the victim died of asphyxiation due to strangulation."

Morse said Asbill was in a car with two other individuals outside of a home on Calvert Avenue at some time. At this point they do not know where the strangulation took place, according to Morse.

Laurens County deputies charged Charity Nichole Chiapetta, 27, Nicholas A. Chiapetta, 29, Kyle Bronson Stewart, 29, and Rose Marie Stewart, 28, each with one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Beaty and Alexander were denied bond.

Asbill's father is an agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, according to the Clinton Police chief.

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