Man Dies Of Heart Attack While Burying Girlfriend In Backyard


Talk about karma. A South Carolina man has died of a heart attack -- while burying his dead girlfriend in his backyard, authorities say.

Deputies found the body of 60-year-old Trenton resident Joseph Anthony McKinnon in his backyard over the weekend, according to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. Next to McKinnon was a freshly-dug grave and a body, wrapped in trash bags. Sheriff's officials say the body was that of 65-year-old Patricia Ruth Kent, McKinnon's girlfriend.

Investigators believe McKinnon strangled Kent before starting to dig a hole for the body in his backyard. They say he was nearly finished when he suffered a heart attack and died.

Was justice served on McKinnon, or did he cheat it by dying before he could be arrested?


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