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Man stabs fellow member during church service

Billy Lewis (Photo Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

Billy Lewis (Photo Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office)

It was a tragic morning during the early service at St. Paul AME Shaw Church, in Wedgefield, South Carolina. Around 9:20 a.m. during the service, Billy Lewis, 65, suddenly stood and began stabbing the man in front of him. Witnesses say the man was stabbed at least three times by Lewis. The victim received stabs in the back and head. A nurse at the church rendered aid until help could arrive. Witnesses told police that Lewis was sitting behind the victim during the service when he suddenly stood and began stabbing the man for no apparent reason.

The stabbing victim was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland and is expected to survive his wounds. At this time, it is unclear what the relationship was between the two men and what motivated the attack. Lewis has been charged with attempted murde  for the attack. Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis announced that the sheriff’s department’s victim’s advocates are assisting members of the church. In addition, he stated, “As bad as it was, we are fortunate it was no worse. Our thoughts and prayers go to the church members as well as the victim and his family and the suspect.”

The sheriff’s department has stated that Lewis has a prior history of mental health issues but there has been no violence.


  1. Steely Dan on October 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Ya’ll are some sorry ass reporters. Always with the half stories and sh*t. GTFOH

  2. Valica on October 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    OK, what the real story, I’m intrigued

  3. Dead Ngr Storage on October 25, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Another church chimp out

  4. WHale WIllie on October 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm

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    ALL da missin’ hubcaps now’ere ta be found
    DOzens of illgits knowin’ where itz at
    ALL da local single moms gettin’s so fat

    SItin on da front porch watchin’ ma tv
    CRacka call me porch monkey, punch him in da t’eet
    REach my wart filled arm inta bucket o’ KFC
    DA kr’nal makes nigga food.. dontcha looksee

    LOtsa time WIllie here get an infection o’ two
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    ONe a shoulda TWo a shoulda up da stinky hole
    SQueezin’ all ma pussed filled blistas all ova da flo’

    USta have a brutha named killa CHris ROck
    DA 2 of us go ho-shoppin’.. knock knock knock
    CHris life be ended by two ton grimace
    HIs name be KEvin JAmes he aint eat no spinach