Man serving life sentences for 3 Pelzer murders dies while in Corrections Department custody


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GREENWOOD, South Carolina — Authorities say a man sentenced to life in prison in a Pelzer triple homicide and the high-speed chase that followed has died while in the custody of the state department of Corrections.

Multiple media outlets report that 35-year-old Jared Michael Williams was being held at McCormick Correctional Institution and was taken to a medical facility on March 2. Authorities say he died Friday night at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood.

DOC spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Williams' death was under investigation.

Williams pleaded guilty in November to three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences. Authorities said the shooting followed an argument over a pair of shoes.

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