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Man in Richland County Killed Wife, Faces Criminal Charges

A Richland County man is being held under bond after he was arrested for murdering his estranged wife.

Deputies from Richland County arrested 41-year-old Dexter Lee Boulware, and he has been charged with murder and burglary, after he allegedly broke into his wife’s mother’s house and killed his wife when she returned. She was shot several times in the upper body and rushed to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:13 AM.

Boulware broke into the house at Thornfield Road earlier on the morning of October 15th, and when Tacora Thomas – his estranged wife – and her mother returned home, Boulware shot Thomas repeatedly, then fled to a relative’s house. Tacora Thomas’s mother was reportedly unharmed.

Man had History of Criminal Charges in Richland County

Boulware had previously been arrested on criminal charges, including domestic violence, and was out on bond. He was supposed to have been in court for a criminal domestic violence charge, in fact.

According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, they had a history of responding to domestic violence calls at Boulware’s home. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department also stated that Thomas had called the department on Sunday because she received several threatening text messages that she believed were sent by Boulware.

She had a restraining order out on her husband, and was in the process of legally separating from him.

“We are investigating to determine exactly what took place leading up to the shooting,” said the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Criminal Charges and Defense in Richland County

You will need a strong defense for criminal charges in Richland County
You will need a strong defense for criminal charges in Richland County

The attorneys at Strom Law Firm handle all criminal matters in all criminal courts in Richland County. The Richland County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Strom Law Firm have 16 years experience and can handle everything from Underage Drinking Tickets to Federal Crimes.

When you are facing serious charges, it is important to have an experienced attorney who fully understands the criminal legal system.  Pete Strom, the former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina, founded the Strom Law Firm, and he and his attorneys are familiar with and experienced in handling various types of criminal charges. When you are facing serious charges, you need an attorney with experience.

Our familiarity with prosecutorial techniques, knowledge of South Carolina criminal law, and our understanding and sincere concern for the rights and liberty of people facing criminal investigation and arrest ensure that you will receive a vigorous, well-planned defense.

Whether your pending charges are in magistrates court, municipal court, circuit court, or federal court, the experienced Richland County Criminal Charges Defense Attorneys at Strom Law Firm can help.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  We can help you from the second the investigation begins.  We have an in-house private investigator who will also work on your case to make sure you get the best defense possible.  Call (803) 252-4800 today to schedule a free consultation.

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