Carl Berry

Carl Berry, 67, (SCSO/December 1, 2021). 

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina)- A man has confessed to suffocating his wife at an Inman home, according to The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said they responded to Rainer Drive in Inman on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 26. During their initial investigation, they determined that the death appeared to be suspicious. According to Clevenger, they performed a forensic autopsy this morning and confirmed that the victim was choked or strangled. 

Clevenger identified the victim as 65-year-old Patricia Lucas Berry. 

Deputies say the suspect is 67-year-old Carl Frederick Berry, the husband of the victim. 

Berry confessed to the investigator that he suffocated his wife by placing a plastic bag over her head, then attempted to take his own life by overdosing, says deputies.

According to deputies, he was found unresponsive on the night of the murder, and taken to the hospital where he later confessed. 

He was discharged from the hospital and arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at around 4:40 p.m. 

We will update this story as more information is released. 

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