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Aiken County Woman Who Died in Jail was Awaiting Trial in Stabbing



A Monetta woman who was found dead in her cell at the Aiken County Detention Center Friday morning was awaiting trial for attempted murder.

Dorothy Mae Bernard, 59, was arrested in February for allegedly stabbing a 67-year-old man who she was living with.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, Bernard...

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