February 20, 2014

Autopsy results released, funeral set for Dutch Fork student stabbed to death

Da'Von Capers will be remembered Saturday at First Nazareth Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday for a Dutch Fork student stabbed to death this week after a basketball game.

Da'Von Noel Nathaniel Capers will be remembered at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Nazareth Baptist Church, 2351 Gervais St., Columbia, with a burial to follow in Lincoln Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

Capers, a former football player at Dutch Fork, died after being stabbed in Lexington Monday night.

Surviving are his parents, Laronzo and Charlene Nathaniel Capers; sister, Cherelle Capers and a brother, Byron Capers; grandmother, Birtie V. Nathaniel; six aunts; eight uncles; nine great-aunts; and seven great-uncles.

A 2013 Lexington High School graduate has been charged with murder in the case. 

Autopsy results concluded that Capers bled to death “due to perforation of heart and liver as a result of being stabbed in the chest,” Lexington County chief deputy coroner Randy Martin said Thursday.

Martin said the report his office was releasing did not give a number of stab wounds.

The autopsy was done by Dr. Janice Ross, a Newberry forensic pathologist, Martin said.

Contributing: Staff writers Dawn Hinshaw, Chris Winston




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