Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died after being involved in an altercation that occurred last Saturday at approximately 8:30 p.m.  This altercation resulted in the victim falling and striking her head on a concrete block. The incident occurred in the 700 Block of Sharpe Road, Columbia.

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Raekisha Masslieno, 33, of Alpha Court, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where she was admitted on last Saturday. She died three days later at 3:56 p.m. An autopsy indicated the cause of death to be due to blunt head trauma.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident.

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