Mount Pleasant murder suspect Brittany Simpson was being evicted, court records show

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Court records show a judge ordered Brittany Simpson's eviction from an address on Saturday Road in Mount Pleasant only five days before police say she murdered her father there Tuesday.

Simpson, 31, was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime after Mount Pleasant Police say she shot and killed 66-year-old Robert Simpson earlier that morning.

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Court records show a Susan Simpson, who lives at the same address as Tuesday's shooting, asked a magistrate court judge on March 31 to have Brittany Simpson evicted from the address. A judge signed the eviction order on Thursday, May 4.

Mount Pleasant Police, Fire/EMS crews and the Charleston Police Department's Underwater Recovery Team responded to the home shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Neighbors described Robert Simpson as a "nice man." Some were visibly emotional as police and other agencies worked the scene.

If anyone knows anything about this or any other crime, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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