Jennifer Poore died shortly after being hit over the head with a handgun and then shot. When the gun fired it sent a bullet into her chest killing her. A warrant for an arrest was issued for Chevis Jake Morris of Anderson, 23, who confessed to the crime.
Morris was then charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. That night he had a person with him, Jordan Michaela Hart of Anderson, who has been charged as an accessory. According to authorities Hart claimed she had no idea that Anderson was going to attack Poore, but did help him after the shooting had already taken place.
Morris and Hart have also been charged with first degree burglary and grand larceny after robbing a home just two miles from where Poore was shot and killed. They apparently kicked in the door and took electronics from the home.
When police arrived at Poore’s mobile home she was lying in a puddle of her own blood. She was later flown by helicopter to AnMed Health Center where they pronounced her dead later than evening according to the Anderson County coroner.
Police say the bullet that delivered the fatal blow entered through her left shoulder and moved into her chest.
According to Poore’s live in boyfriend she was with a man and a woman when he arrived home. They asked for a ride, which caused him to go next door to his father’s home to borrow a truck. When he arrived back at home Poore had been shot and the man and woman were nowhere to be found.
After Poore’s death police released a statement saying that Poore had responded to a prayer request made on FB by Hart saying she would help, “anyway I can.” Hart and Morris are currently being held without bail and no other arrest are expected.
“It is a sad day when a person offers help to someone and ends up paying with their life. This kind woman didn’t deserve to be found lifeless in a pool of her own blood. Criminals like the one who took her life need to be held accountable and punished for what they have done,” says Joe Sandefur, managing partner of a top personal injury firm in South Carolina at joeandmartin.com.
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