Hartford man pleads guilty to 2022 slaying of Florida woman

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — A Geneva County man has pled guilty to a reduced charge in the murder of a Graceville woman.

Brandon Waddell was originally charged with murder in the 2022 death of 25-year-old Angel Nicole Stout, who was found slain in a home on Highway 167 and County Road 45 in Hartford.

Waddell initially pled not guilty to the charge in early 2023, but on Thursday, April 4, he stood before Judge Kimberly Crawford and pled guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Waddell will be sentenced on May 9 and could face between 15 and 99 years.

The 33-year-old Hartford native is no stranger to the court system, having a criminal record that spans charges including kidnapping, domestic violence, and terrorist threats, among others.

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