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Arrest made in murder of former CHS student

Akevius Lindsey

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of an 18-year-old former Clinton High School student who was killed Sunday at her Simpsonville apartment.

Simpsonville police arrested Akevius Lindsey, 22, Tuesday and charged him with the murder of Genesys Elizah Rice, who was enrolled at Clinton High during the 2021-22 school year.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Rice was shot in the head, and her death was immediately ruled a homicide.

According to information released Tuesday by the 8th Circuit Solictor’s Office, Lindsey was arrested for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in October of 2022 following an incident in Clinton.

Lindsey, whose address was listed as Gray Court at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree domestic violence in January and was sentenced to two years probation despite Rice’s desire to not press charges.

Genesys Rice

During the October incident, police reports said Rice’s head and body were slammed into her car while she was six months pregnant with Lindsey’s child.

A friend drove Rice to the hospital, but Rice was unable to sign her statement due to the injuries she suffered during the encounter with Lindsey. She was also coughing and spitting up blood after being punched in the face, police reports read.

Three weeks after the incident, Rice signed a request to not prosecute Lindsey, but the solicitor’s office went forward with the prosecution despite her request.

“I want to drop the charges because he is still young and dumb and still learning,” Rice wrote. “Hopefully, he will get the help he needs. At the end of the day, I know this could have been avoided. If I am being completely honest, I wouldn’t have done anything about it if (my friend) hadn’t call(ed) the authorities.”

Lindsey appeared in a Greenville County court Tuesday and was denied bond.


  1. Donna Gaffney on May 12, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    I pray for the families involved this is so sad young lives gone. We have to try to get out of dangerous situations don’t think this will be just stop. Family you have my deepest sympathy and condolences love you all in Jesus Christ name Amen.

  2. David Coleman on May 13, 2023 at 10:01 am

    We are supposed to Protect, Love and Cherish our Women. They are The mothers of our children and possessing this innate care & concern for others while usually putting themselves last, they are the subtle force responsible for binding families together…..and you can hear it in her words as she makes excuses for him in an attempt to lessen the sentence from the judge. Which makes this EVEN MORE DISGUSTING yet at the same time revealing another aspect of her Beauty for given the choice she chose to show Mercy ….to forgive . Just two more things amongst many this “person” does not deserve at all

  3. Shirley Hill on May 17, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    My prayers and condolences to the family of the young lady. To die so young from domestic violence in the way that she loss Her life. It’s
    So heart broken unthinkable I just don’t understand Men’s think they can put their hands on the woman. My heart and my prayers go out to Her children and her family. I was a victim Of domestic violence When I was married. I had two small children. I had to fight with everything in me to survive. I think God that he helped me survive for my girl’s sake. Because they is all I had. Domestic violence sits with you for life. Rather It’s you the victim or family.🙏🏼💜🙏🏽💜🙏🏽

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