(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a University of South Carolina associate professor who was found dead inside her home Sunday morning.
Hank Hawes, 37, was arrested at the hospital Sunday and charged with murdering 36-year-old Jennifer Lee Wilson. Hawes was hospitalized over the weekend after attempting to commit suicide, according to The State.
Police say they believe Hawes and Wilson were once a couple but were not together at the time of the alleged murder. Wilson was stabbed multiple times; police believe she was murdered several hours before her body was found.
Authorities say they were initially called to Wilson's home Saturday afternoon to investigate an argument, and found the slain victim when they returned to the property on Monroe Street around 11 a.m. Sunday, after a call from a concerned neighbor.
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