Simpson back in Pickens County

PICKENS — A Dacusville mother accused of shooting and killing her two young children and attempting to kill her husband was transferred back to Pickens County last Wednesday.

Suzanna Brown Simpson had been temporarily transferred to the Greenville County Detention Center on June 6 in order to recover from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly after the shootings at her home at 307 Cherokee Trail in Dacusville on May 14.

Simpson is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her children, 7-year-old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and 5-year-old Sawyer Russell Simpson, as well as an attempted murder charged in the shooting of her husband, Michael John Simpson, 34, and one charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Creed Hashe, Simpson is currently being held in the sheriff’s office detention facility with no opportunity for bond pending trial.

No court dates have been scheduled in Simpson’s case, though solicitor Walt Wilkins has said Simpson could be eligible for the death penalty.