GREENWOOD (AP) — A man has been charged in the death of his wife, who was found shot to death in her burning Greenwood County home.


Authorities said Darrell Merritt turned himself in at 4 a.m. Thursday and has been cooperative.


Investigators said firefighters found the body of 46-year-old Lisa Merritt hours earlier inside a burning home. Investigators said Merritt was not severely burned by the fire, which started in a bedroom.


Deputy Coroner Marcia Kelly-Clark said the woman died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Authorities said Darrell Merritt fled to a relative’s home and told them he shot his wife and threw a shotgun out his car’s window.


A judge denied bond for Darrell Merritt, and it wasn’t known if he had an attorney.