A Dorchester County jury has found 60-year-old Anthony Argoe guilty in the brutal stabbing murder of his wife, 54-year-old Lynda Kay Shuler Argoe.
The trial ended on Thursday with the suspect’s conviction. According to 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, the jury took only 40 minutes to reach a verdict about the case.
Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced Argoe to life in prison.
Lynda Shuler Argoe, who was a native of Holly Hill, lived with her husband at the Westbury Mews Apartment Complex on Trolley Road in Summerville.
Her daughter had been trying to reach her the night of the murder, and called the police after she believed Argoe was abusing her mother.
The Summerville police found Lynda’s lifeless body propped up against a couch with a 19-inch knife embedded in her neck. She had been stabbed 14 times, with wounds on her arms, chest, stomach, face, and the fatal blow to her neck.
After the tragic discovery was made, Anthony Argoe was found passed out in a nearby parking lot. He was then transported to Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.