Murder Suspect Claims Church Parking Lot Death An Accident
The body of Johnette Pratt was found in a church parking lot on Aug. 7.
During the investigation, Griffin claimed he accidentally strangled Pratt, his girlfriend of six to eight months, a Richland County spokesman told Patch.
Pratt's body was found in the parking lot of Christian Faith Fellowship Church. Neither Griffin nor Pratt had any ties to the church, the spokesman said.
Preliminary autopsy reports showed that Pratt died from manual strangulation.
Investigators are looking into the claim that the murder was an accident.