A Gaston woman was arrested on a murder charge after she was accused of killing another woman in what the sheriff has dubbed not “a random act.”
Chesnee Labri Mattress, 23, is also facing charges of possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to a news release by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. She is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center where she awaits a bond hearing.
Mattress is accused of killing Annette Riley, 44, of Gaston, the release stated. Riley was shot in the “upper body” in front of a home in the 300 block of State Pond Road, according to the release.
Deputies were dispatched to the incident around 12:40 a.m., on Wednesday. The investigation is still ongoing, said Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.
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“We’re working to determine more about the relationship between the victim and the suspect and what lead to the gunshots,” Koon said.