Lawrence County GJ upgrades DV charge to Murder

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A Lawrence County woman who was arrested for domestic violence in connection with the stabbing death of her husband is now facing murder charges.

Jeanette Hale is accused of using a sword to kill her husband in April of this year

Deputies were called out Hale’s CR 560 home in Moulton where they found Mark Hale sitting on the front porch of his residence, bleeding from his chest.  Mr. Hale told deputies that his wife Jeannette Hale had stabbed him while he was in the living room playing his guitar. Deputies asked Mr. Hale where the weapon was and he told them she had threw it outside.

The weapon turned out to be a sword.

Mr. Hale died several days later.

The Lawrence County Grand Jury upgraded the initial domestic violence charge to murder.

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