James Island woman's boyfriend charged with her murder
By Eric Eganeegan@abcnews4.com
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 25-year-old James Island woman was found stabbed to death in her bedroom Sunday night. According to police, the man who's now charged with murder in the case was discovered in a neighboring room with his own injuries.
The victim, Tasha Lucia was found unresponsive yesterday with wounds to her chest and head. Initially, police called the incident domestic related, they've now filed murder charges against her 30-year-old boyfriend, Robert Kronsberg.
Police cars and scene tape surrounded the James Island home of Lucia Sunday night. It's where she was found dead, and where the man neighbors called her boyfriend was found only feet away.
Neighbors reacted to hearing the news the young woman's life was taken.
"It was sadness. I thought, 'I don't want to die that way,'" said Toni Bates. "It's such a shame, I feel so sorry, that's not the way, I pray to God I don't die that way, or that quick."
A police report says Kronsburg, better known as Tilghman Kronsberg, was located at the same time as Lucia. Investigators say Kronsberg had blood on his upper body, as well as a self-inflicted cut on his wrist. Police tell us he was taken into custody but then moved to Medical University Hospital.
Lucia worked at Locklear's on Folly Beach and was supposed to be at work Sunday when her body was found. Monday, a police presence remained at Lucia's home. Friends and family could also be seen next door.
The circumstances affected the entire street, a small section of James Island shaken by the incident.
"I'm going to be careful, but I'm not a night person. After the sun goes down I'm home," Bates said.
Police have not been specific with a motive for the crime saying only the incident appeared to be domestic in nature.
On Monday, Tilghman was charged with Lucia's murder.
Charleston police detectives could also be seen going door to door in the James Island neighborhood Monday, a sign the investigation continues.
The Charleston County Coroner ruled Lucia's cause of death the result of a stab wound.