Saturday, September 11, 2021 2:56 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LINCOLNTON, Ga. — An Augusta woman has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct after police alleged she pushed a man who couldn’t swim into a lake in April. Shontover Kirkland turned herself in to Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday. She’s accused of causing the deaths of Edward Lee Kirk and Eynn Wilson by pushing Kirk into the lake. Wilson, Kirk’s best friend, jumped into the water to try to save him. Both drowned, with divers finding the men’s bodies about a week later. The drownings happened at Lake Strom Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake.