Columbia Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of a 29-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing a male acquaintance.
Amber Manning (DOB: 2-21-1990) is charged with Murder in the death of the 47-year-old victim who’s been identified by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as Jamaine M. McFadden. The victim was pronounced deceased at a local hospital shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
After an autopsy conducted today, Coroner Watts determined that McFadden died from complications of a stab wound to the right leg. McFadden was transported to the hospital on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the day of the incident. According to investigators, McFadden’s girlfriend, Manning stabbed him in the leg during an argument while at 789 Tremont Avenue.
Manning is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). Initially, she was charged with Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.