Police: Myrtle Beach man admits killing wife


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a Myrtle Beach man admits killing his wife after an argument while her blood was still on his hands.

Horry County police answering a domestic disturbance call around 8:30 p.m. Monday found 39-year-old Marsella Lippert with severe wounds to her face and cuts on her arms.

Authorities say Lippert's husband, 48-year-old James Lippert, was found with blood on his hands and shorts and told officers that he had just killed his wife.

Officers found the couple's children, ages 5 and 8, hiding in a bathroom. They say they heard screaming, but didn't see the killing.

Lippert is charged with murder and was being held at the Horry County jail. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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