Two charged in stabbing death of 89-year-old woman
by Star staff
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The home of the late Alma Fleming, 89, of Wellborn. Two people have been charged with capital murder in the woman's death. (Anniston Star photo by Stephen Gross)
The home of the late Alma Fleming, 89, of Wellborn. Two people have been charged with capital murder in the woman's death. (Anniston Star photo by Stephen Gross)
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 Walter Craig Pinkston
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Monica Marie Shively
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Anniston police Wednesday charged two people with capital murder in the death of an 89-year-old woman, found stabbed to death in her home.

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown pronounced Alma Fleming dead at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home on the 500 block of South Stebbins Street in Wellborn.

Brown said by phone this morning that an autopsy showed Fleming died from multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Anniston police Capt. Allen George said police charged Walter Craig Pinkston, 32, of Anniston and Monica Marie Shively, 30, of Anniston Wednesday in Fleming’s death. George said investigators believe the couple had been helping Fleming with chores such as yard work.

George said police picked the two up Wednesday at the State Trooper post in Jacksonville. Pinkston was at the post to pay fines and reinstate his driver’s license, the captain said.

Assistant Metro Editor Daniel Gaddy and Staff Writer Eddie Burkhalter provided reporting.

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