SC man accused of biting woman’s nose off sentenced to 20 years

(Photo: Horry County Sheriff via WBTW)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- A South Carolina man accused of attempted murder after biting off a woman’s nose in 2015 pleaded guilty Monday.

Christopher Campbell was sentenced to 20 years for two separate assault cases and pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

According to Horry County Court documents, Campbell was sentenced to 15 years in jail, with credit for time served for the 2015 incident. He was sentenced to an additional five years of jail for involuntary manslaughter in connection to a 2013 incident in Georgetown County. Judge Thomas Russo ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

In February 2015, Campbell allegedly attacked a mom of two at the Sandy Monkey Bar and Grill in Mytle Beach, biting her nose, and trying to kill her.

Campbell and the woman had previously dated for seven months, but broke up a few weeks before they ran into each other at a birthday party at a Murrells Inlet bar. Campbell and the woman were business partners. According to investigators, Campbell asked the victim to come to his van to talk about an upcoming project.

Investigators say Campbell immediately began assaulting the women once he locked the vehicle.

“The victim in the assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature was in agreement with the negotiations and wanted the judge to accept them.” Assistant Solicitor Austin Thomas said, who prosecuted the case for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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