Former Aiken County resident charged in strange murder in Virginia

January 31, 2018 GMT

A former Aiken County resident has been charged in strange murder in Virginia.

Teniqu Rennae Cushman has been charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder in connection to a strange New Year’s Eve homicide in Virginia.

Cushman moved to Virginia shortly after graduating from Silver Bluff High School in 2014 where she was a member of the Bulldogs’ girls’ varsity basketball team. She was arrested on Jan. 23 in Virginia. Police say Cushman, 22, conspired with 70-year-old Edward Shaw to murder Norfolk, Va. school teacher Caroline Hendrix.

Shaw was charged with second-degree murder. Police accuse him of shooting Hendrix on New Year’s Eve.

Authorities have not explained exactly how they believed Cushman conspired with Shaw or the motive for the alleged murder.

According to the Virginia Pilot, Cushman was arrested when she was appearing in court on an unrelated concealed weapons charge.