A man has been sentenced to three decades behind bars for killing his wife.
Forty-five-year-old Billy Ray Burriss pleaded guilty on Tuesday to murder in the death of 51-year-old Suzanne Burris. Authorities say the woman was shot once in the back with a sawed off shotgun and she was still alive when she was put into a trash container at a neighbor’s house. Investigators say she bled to death. Burriss’ mother called police after hearing the commotion.
Anderson police officers found a large amount of blood in the bedroom. The shotgun was found on the floor. A canine unit found the wife’s body in a trash can.
Solicitor Chrissy Adams said the case represents a reminder that domestic violence continues to be a serious problem in South Carolina.