3 women charged in Orangeburg County stabbing death

BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Three women, including the victim's wife, have been charged in connection to a fatal stabbing in Orangeburg County.

According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Melody Turner Oakley, 47-year-old Ann M. Anderson, and 25-year-old Carrie Ashley Brown have all been charged with murder and conspiracy.

The three women are being held at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

Warrants state that Oakley worked with Anderson and Brown to plot her husband's murder, and then stabbed him in the neck. Her husband, Alan Coakley, was the Branchville fire chief.

Branchville police called in the State Law Enforcement Division to help in the investigation.