Cassandra Escobar has now been indicted in the murder of her boyfriend Caleb James who died in May 2021. According to police documents Cassandra Escobar would tell police that Caleb James had shot himself in the head while he was playing with the gun. South Carolina police would initially buy her story however further investigations uncovered a different story. The coroner report would come back in June 2021 and the cause of death was listed as homicide as it was impossible for Caleb James to have shot himself due to where the bullet entered his head. Cassandra Escobar now faces one count of murder however more charges are pending.
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A woman was arrested and charged in connection to a shooting that happened on May 13, 2021, on White Sand Circle in Hartsville, according to a release from Darlington County Sheriff James Judson Jr.
Cassandra Escobar was charged with involuntary manslaughter and then indicted Thursday for murder by the Darlington County Grand Jury, Hudson said.
Caleb James, 18, died after he was shot in the May incident, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.
The incident report said that when deputies responded to the scene, Escobar said that James was playing with his gun and accidentally shot himself.
Hardee said that the death is being investigated as a homicide and after an almost month-long investigation it was determined by the coroner that he was shot by another person.
Investigators with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Escobar without incident.
She is currently being held at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.