Winthrop grad to be charged in deaths of her children

rbarnett@greenvilleonline.com May 20, 2013 

Suzanna Simpson

— The Dacusville woman charged last week with murder in the deaths of her two children and attempted murder of her husband is scheduled to appear before a Pickens County magistrate this morning, after being released from Greenville Memorial Hospital late Monday, authorities said.

Suzanna Brown Simpson had been in the hospital under guard since last Tuesday after crashing a truck near her home soon after the children and her husband were shot, according to Chief Deputy Creed Hashe of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Her husband, Michael, remained hospitalized in critical condition, officials said.

Simpson, known to her friends as “Anna,” was being held at the Pickens County Detention Center late Monday awaiting her arraignment, Hashe said.

A 35-year-old native of Taylors and graduate of Winthrop University, Simpson is expected to be formally charged in the deaths of her daughter, Carly, 7 and son, Sawyer, 5.

The children were found in their beds with fatal gunshot wounds at the family’s home a half mile from their school, Dacusville Elementary.

Their father also was shot. Details of his injuries haven’t been released but they are said to be life-threatening.

Authorities haven’t released details about Suzanna Simpson’s injuries, although 911 callers said the truck she was driving knocked down several small trees in a neighbor’s yard before crashing in a ditch.

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