Sarah Covington Anderson faced the same charges, with an added assault by strangulation.
She was severely beaten, with a dozen broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and signs of strangulation that included a fractured thorax.
Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said Tuesday that the cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation.
strangulation stran·gu·la·tion (strāng'gyə-lā'shən)
The act of strangling or strangulating.
The state of being strangled or strangulated.
Constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or another fluid.
strangulate stran·gu·late (strāng'gyə-lāt')
v. stran·gu·lat·ed, stran·gu·lat·ing, stran·gu·lates
To compress, constrict, or obstruct a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or other fluid.
To be or become strangled, compressed, constricted, or obstructed.