North Augusta police say family fight escalated to murder-suicide

Family fight escalates to murder-suicide in North Augusta


A shooting around 9:30 Sunday morning has resulted in the death of a father and son.

52 year old Samuel Hewlett and his 21 year old son Brandon Hewlett were pronounced dead at their North Augusta SC home this morning.

Complete details are still being investigated however a family dispute appears to have escalated into a murder-suicide. The father taking the son's life and then taking his own. The mother was not at home at the time of the shooting and made the discovery upon returning home. Autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Newberry SC.