Initial appearance set for man accused of killing Bennettsville mother, daughter

Jejauncey Harrington booking photo from Marlboro County Detention Center from May 13 (left), just two days after the mugshot on the right was taken after his arrest by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The Marlboro County Clerk of Court’s Office says the man charged for murdering a Marlboro County mother and her 8-year-old daughter has anĀ initial appearance scheduled.

According to the office, the initial appearance for 32-year-old Jejauncey Harrington of Bennettsville will be on August 17 at 9 a.m. No bond date has been set.

Harrington was initiallyĀ jailed for the May 5 stabbing death of Ella Lowery. He was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in referenceĀ to Ella Loweryā€™s death.Ā DNA from a cigarette recovered at theĀ scene of the murder was analyzed by SLEDā€™s forensic lab and Harringtonā€™s DNA profile matched to the cigarette.

Harrington was laterĀ charged with another count of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, andĀ possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection toĀ the disappearance of Ella’s 8-year-old daughter, Iyana Lowery.Ā Iyana’s DNA was found in Harringtonā€™s car, according to the arrest warrant.

HarringtonĀ remains in the Marlboro County Detention Center, booking records confirm.