Charged with murder

Wanda Faye Trammell, 54, of Springville, was charged with the murder of Lavronzo Duane Collins, 46, of Springville.

PELL CITY – A woman was charged Thursday with the murder of a Springville man who died from a stab wound Tuesday morning.

Wanda Faye Trammell, 54, of 131 Lola St., Springville, was charged with the murder of Lavronzo Duane Collins, 46, of Springville, according to St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray.

“There was an argument that led to the stabbing,” he said.

The stabbing happened at the suspect’s residence.

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said Thursday that, according to the autopsy performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, the cause of death was a stab wound to the chest. The death was ruled a homicide.

According to authorities, Central Dispatch received an emergency call around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday concerning a stabbing incident at the Springville residence.

Collins was transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital, where he died in the emergency room around 3 a.m.

Trammell made her initial court appearance in St. Clair County District Court, via video conferencing, Thursday morning, where she was advised of the murder charge against her.

St. Clair County District Judge Alan Furr set Trammell’s bond at $100,000 and appointed defense attorney Del Stracener to represent her.

Trammell is expected to appear in court April 14.

She was being held Thursday in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville.

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