BLAIR — Bond has been denied for a 40-year-old Blair man charged with two counts of murder and one count of possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in conjunction with the deaths of his parents.
Matthew Richard Mahorsky lived at 80 S.C. 215 South in Blair with his parents, Richard and Ruth Marion Mahorsky.
Mahorsky had a bond hearing Wednesday in Municipal Court but the bond was denied, according to Keith Lewis, chief deputy with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Mahorsky had not had a hearing in General Sessions court.
“This is a terrible and senseless tragedy,” Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mahorsky family and friends.”
Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the murders after concerned employees called the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office when Marion Mahorsky failed to show up for work Monday morning in Winnsboro.
Deputies arrived at the residence around 9:15 a.m. to conduct a welfare check and saw a body with obvious signs of massive trauma in the driveway. Per protocol, the deputies backed away from the residence, secured the area and requested additional officers.
As the FCSO Special Response Team approached the residence, deputies saw two bodies, later identified as Richard and Ruth Marion Mahorsky, in the driveway. Shortly thereafter, Matthew Richard Mahorsky emerged from the residence and was detained as a person of interest.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that the couple was most likely killed late in the afternoon on April 7. Evidence also indicated that Matthew Richard Mahorsky was responsible for the deaths.
Lewis said the sheriff’s office had been called to the home in 2004 for a disturbance between Mahorsky and his father, Richard. According to the incident report, the argument became heated and the younger Mahorsky drew a handgun and pointed it at Richard Mahorsky.
Deputies arrested Matthew Richard Mahorsky and charged him with pointing and presenting a firearm. Mahorsky received three years probation for the incident. According to the 2004 incident report, Mahorsky’s parents said at that time he had a history of mental illness. Deputies advised the father and mother speak to the medical professional treating Mahorsky about the incident.
Lewis said four long guns – two shotguns and two rifles – were found on the property. Deputies said they are confident that one of those weapons was used to commit the crime, but the guns are currently at SLED for ballistics testing for verification.
A memorial service for Richard and Ruth Mahorsky will be held at 11 a.m. April 14 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Winnsboro.
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