Winnsboro woman charged with arson, murder of spouse, 2 children

Photo/ Fairfield County Detention Center

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Sheriff ’s officer announced Monday, that Sharon Coleman, 34, of Winnsboro
has been arrested for first-degree arson and three counts of murder after a house fire at 120 Robinson Avenue claimed the lives of her husband and children early Sunday morning.

“This is still an active, ongoing investigation and we are limited on what information we can release at this time,” Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery said.

According to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill, the bodies of Justin Wilson, 29, Kenya Coleman, 8, and Deshawn Wilson, 6, were recovered by firefighters inside the residence. An autopsy conducted Monday morning found the cause of deaths to be carbon monoxide poisoning and thermal burns.

The home at 120 Robinson Avenue in Winnsboro where a man and two children died from injuries
suffered when the home burned early Sunday morning.

Wilson was denied bond and is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center. According to Sheriff Montgomery, there could be more charges against Coleman.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is assisting authorities in determining the source of the
fire.

Dr. J.R. Green, the Superintendent of the Fairfield County School District, said that counselors would be on hand for students and staff.

“The Fairfield County School District Family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of two of our students at Fairfield Elementary School,” Green said. “All district social workers and elementary guidance counselors reported to Fairfield Elementary School on Monday morning to assist students and staff with the emotional trauma of this tragedy.”

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