SEP 11, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson announces guilty plea in Good Samaritan’s death

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Amber Harris, 32, of Chester, SC, was sentenced today to 60 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to Voluntary Manslaughter and Carjacking resulting in Great Bodily Injury. Judge Brian Gibbons sentenced her to 30 years on the Voluntary Manslaughter charge and 30 years on the carjacking. He ordered that these sentences are to run consecutively. 

Harris pleaded guilty to killing Linda Robinson, 63, on August 2, 2021, after Robinson offered her a ride when her car broke down. Harris took Robinson’s car after hitting her in the face with a 2x4 and forcing her out of her vehicle. Robinson held onto the van as Harris drove off, dragging her and then leaving her body. The two women had never met before. 

Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Heather S. Weiss prosecuted this case, which was scheduled to begin trial this morning. This case was investigated by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and SLED, especially Agents Padgett and Praileau who worked tirelessly to get the case ready for trial. A special thank you to paralegals Trysha Krysnosky, Connor Roark, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Kinli Abee for their assistance in preparing this case for trial.

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