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SC man pleads guilty to murder in wife's killing

May 19, 2011 7:41:00 PM - thestate.com
A man who killed his wife and shot his stepdaughter in their Spartanburg County home, then led police on a 100-mile chase up Interstate 85 into North Carolina, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder, prosecutors said.

Arthur Mims, 46, will be sentenced at a later date. He faces 30 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.

Mims gave no reason for the shootings as he also pleaded guilty to assault and battery with intent to kill, according to the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg.

Mims shot and killed 36-year-old Dawn Katrice Mims in their Duncan home, and wounded his 16-year-old stepdaughter before dawn on April 27, 2010, authorities said.

Mims then got in his pickup truck and headed north on I-85. The wounded teen managed to tell officers what happened, and a deputy about 25 miles up the highway in Cherokee County spotted Mims and started to chase him.

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