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Details Emerge on Fatal Stabbing at Campground

August 23, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

What exactly happened Saturday night (Aug. 20) at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C., that caused one teen to die and another teen to be charged with murder is becoming a little clearer now that police have talked to witnesses, examiner.com reported.

Sometime after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Adam Dwiggins, an 18-year-old from Shelby, N.C., was riding around in a golf cart alone. As he and another golf cart passed, Dwiggins threw beer on a female riding in the other golf cart. Both golf carts stopped and when the female began yelling at Dwiggins, he hit her. Two other teenage males stepped in to prevent Dwiggins from assaulting the girl. One of the teenage males was 17-year-old Michael Fitch who is also from Shelby.

Dwiggins took off running with Fitch and the other teenage boy following. That is when Dwiggins stabbed Fitch. Reports state that Fitch had a stab wound on the left side of his chest and another wound on his back which is believed to be an exit wound.

Fitch was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he died from the stab wound around 10:10 p.m. Saturday.

Another female witness came forward and told police that Dwiggins approached her as she was driving in her golf cart. He asked her for a ride and then told her that he had just stabbed someone during a fight.

When police entered the rental unit that Dwiggins was sharing with his mother, 51-year-old Kathy Dwiggins, they found a bloody, 4-inch folding knife in the kitchen sink.

Police arrested Dwiggins and charged him with murder. Kathy Dwiggins was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of murder.

Mother and son are being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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