TRENTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – In a weird twist that some may name karma, a Trenton man died of a coronary heart assault after burying the physique of his girlfriend after he strangled her, Edgefield County authorities say.The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Workplace says proof reveals Joseph McKinnon, 60, strangled Patricia Dent, 65, inside the house and was burying her within the yard when he died of a coronary heart assault.Whereas masking the pit, McKinnon set the shovel apart and tried to stroll away, however skilled a coronary heart assault and died on the spot at 102 Tanglewood Drive.Emergency medical crews had been referred to as to the scene by somebody who discovered the person’s physique simply earlier than 10 a.m. Saturday, tried chest compressions, and referred to as 911.We talked to Dent’s twin sister, who mentioned the household didn’t see this coming.“I’m shocked. I didn’t see any of that coming,” mentioned Pamela Briggs.She says there have been no indicators of any of this taking place.“Everyone who ever met her preferred her. She was simply filled with power. She was 65 and dealing,” mentioned Briggs.Dent was alleged to be at work that day at Mount Classic Golf Membership however didn’t present up, name or reply to texts, an worker on the golf course advised deputies.“She needed to know if I knew the place my sister was, and I mentioned, ‘No I do not know,’ after which it simply began to play out from there,” mentioned Briggs.Dent and McKinnon each lived on the residence, in response to authorities.“I’d say a nightmare, and I need to get up, and it’s a dream. I do know it’s not. That is actuality and life, and an enormous a part of me is gone, and now I’m going to must dwell with that,” she saidThe weird incident comes as your complete CSRA sees an increase in violent crime.Simply Tuesday, a stabbing was reported in Edgefield County at 101 Trailside Drive at 3:33 a.m. Deputies say they discovered one sufferer with a stab wound on the residence simply exterior Murphy Village. The accidents had been minor.In adjoining Aiken County, there’s been a deadly capturing previously week in addition to a highway rage incident the led to gunfire. Each of these occasions got here on the heels of a hostage incident an shoot-out with deputies within the county.However the bulk of the crime wave has been throughout the Savannah River in Richmond County, the place there’s been an outbreak of shootings which have left a path of injures and deaths.Simply this week, a person was shot Monday on D’Antignac Avenue, just a few blocks from Laney Excessive Faculty and a capturing Sunday evening on the Dogwood Terrace Residences left one particular person with arm accidents. On Sunday, a automobile passenger shot at deputies throughout a avenue chase.Along with Dent’s demise, CSRA slayings since April 14 embrace these incidents:Late Could 3, Charles L. Bradley, 49, of Aiken was discovered shot lifeless inside a automobile at Hampton Avenue and Meeting Avenue in Aiken. The capturing was one in every of three gunfire incidents that evening in Aiken. Nobody was harm within the different incidents.A capturing simply earlier than 7:30 p.m. April 23 claimed the lifetime of Rodriquez Dunn, 31, on the Olmstead Houses within the 2100 block of B Avenue in Augusta. Dunn suffered not less than one gunshot wound and died on the scene.On April 19, Brittany Dougherty was discovered slain exterior a vacant residence within the 1500 block of Conklin Lane. Her demise was thought of suspicious from the beginning, however inside hours the Richmond County Sheriff’s Workplace dominated her demise a murder.On April 18, Johnnie Coleman was discovered shot lifeless within the 1900 block of Previous Savannah Street. Authorities launched a photograph of a automobile suspected to have been linked to that slaying. Kelvin Lewis, 33, has been arrested as a suspect within the murders of Coleman and Dougherty.Jenefer Holt Herron, 52, of Augusta, died late April 18 after being shot throughout an argument exterior the Circle Ok at 1739 Walton Means in Augusta. Suspect Yelena Buckner, 33, of Augusta, was later discovered and arrested on prices of homicide and possession of a firearm through the fee of a criminal offense, deputies reported.JaJuan Russell, 21, of Augusta, was fatally shot early April 17 within the 3700 block of Oslo Street in Augusta. Russell was taken to Augusta College Medical Middle.Sandersville police discovered the physique of a person April 16 inside a house on Gwendolyn Avenue whereas responding to a report of a home dispute on the deal with. Santavious Louis Roberts, 35, of Sandersville, was arrested.Brandon Peebles, 24, of Girard, was shot round 10:45 p.m. April 14 within the 2300 block of Prague Court docket. He was pronounced lifeless at 11:23 p.m.Copyright 2022 WRDW/WAGT. All rights reserved.