Bond denied for man Darlington investigators believe killed his mother

Bradley Altman is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. (Image Source: DCSO)

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – Darlington County deputies are investigating after a man allegedly killed his own mother.

According to a press release from Lt. Robert Kilgo, deputies were called just before 1:30 a.m. to respond to a home on Wilson Village Drive. Lt. Kilgo confirmed to News13 Tuesday that at this time, the sheriff’s office believes the victim from this morning is related and is the mother of the suspect.”

When deputies arrived they discovered a woman dead inside the home. Tuesday morning, Darlington County Coroner J Todd Hardee identified the victim as 52-year-old Jacqueline Altman Hill.

An autopsy has been scheduled in Newberry, South Carolina, the coroner says.

Bradley Jack Altman, 28, of Darlington was found at the scene and taken into custody. Online booking information reflects that Altman is currently being held at the Darlington County Detention Center and has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Kilgo said Altman was denied bond on both charges.

The incident remains under investigation by Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators. Anyone with information about this incident can share tips anonymously by calling the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office at (843)398-4501.