The man convicted of killing three people and wounded a fourth in Pelzer in 2014 who died while serving his sentence at the McCormick Correctional Institute was killed by an overdose of methamphetamine, according to McCormick County Coroner Faye Puckett.
Greenville’s WYFF News 4 has reported that Puckett said that Jared Michael Williams swallowed a plastic baggie that contained drugs.
Efforts by the Independent Mail to reach Puckett on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
The South Carolina Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens would only say that Williams’ death, which happened in March, was under investigation. She refused to confirm any other details.
Williams was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty to the murders of Wanda Anderson, 40, Victor Vandegrift, 48, and Hank Eaton, 33, at a home in Pelzer in March 2014.