Goose Creek man charged with murder in death of his wife
A Goose Creek man faces a murder charge after authorities said he stabbed his wife on Friday during an apparent domestic dispute.
Lester Chung, 77, was charged with murder Saturday following the death of his wife, 61-year-old Xiuying Wang, at 351 Huntsman Drive in the Foxborough subdivision, said Sgt. Conrad Stayton of Goose Creek Police Department.
Chung remains in Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Berkeley County after a judge denied bond during a hearing Saturday evening.
A spokeswoman representing the victim’s family read a message during the hearing.
“The cost of Mr. Lester Chung’s actions have left a deep scar within the family,” she said. “A life has been lost. It is more painful to know that it is someone who he, Mr. Chung, used to love.”
Police received a call about 4:30 p.m. Friday about an apparent domestic dispute on Huntsman Drive. When they arrived, they found Wang had been stabbed several times and was unresponsive. A short while later she was pronounced dead.
They were a quiet couple and kept to themselves, neighbors said. Their children were grown, and they had grandchildren. As the holidays approached, they would put up a big display of Christmas decorations.
The couple lived in a modest, single-story house, with yellow siding and a few rose bushes planted by their porch. The home is in Foxborough, a quiet subdivision mostly free of crime, save for a spate of break-ins on an adjacent street, neighbors said.
But the quiet was broken Friday as Wang’s daughter ran down the street to call police from a neighbor’s home. That neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said the daughter had come to pick her mother up. She was planning to leave for a few nights.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524.