Coroner: Murder-suicide leaves father, son dead

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - A father and son died after authorities said an argument between the two got out of control.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton thinks a murder suicide killed 52- year-old Samuel Hewlett and 21-year-old Brandon Hewlett. Carlton said the two were home on 27 Woodvine Drive around 9A.M., when Samuel shot Brandon, then took his own life.

Carlton said Samuel's wife wasn't home. She found the two dead sometime after 9:30A.M.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says they got to the scene around 10A.M.

Samuel and Brandon both had gunshot wounds. Authorities said they are not able to comment yet. The investigation is ongoing.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning in Newberry, South Carolina.

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