Published On: Fri, Oct 16th, 2015

Woman charged in child’s murder may have attempted suicide as well

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metro crimeA Chatham County woman charged in the murder of her 4-year-old daughter apparently tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide at the same time, officials say.

SCMPD violent crimes detectives who responded to the Clyo Circle home about 7 p.m. Thursday found Melissa Thacker, 21, and her daughter suffering from gunshot wounds and the child already dead.

Thacker was taken to a hospital for treatment where she remained under police guard Friday until she can be taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

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