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Killer Arrested in Economy Inn Death in Augusta


BURUMRichmond County authorities have arrested a man in Thursday’s stabbing death of a woman at the Economy Inn in Augusta.

William Antonio Burum, 46, of Fairmont Street, Augusta, was arrested Friday in the death of Shakera Baxter.

A motive was not given by investigators.

“Investigators were able to link Burum to Mrs. Baxter’s death,” Lt. Blaise Dresser said in an email.

Burma was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he was charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Note: If you have a photo of Shakera Baxter to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. lets see if I can guess , it had to deal with drugs ,booze , and services rendered .nothing new here moving on to the next act of stupidity, more to come on the 6pm news . Augusta is sooooooo great a place to reside ! ! !

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