Moulton, AL

Alabama Woman Accused of Fatally Stabbing Husband in Motel Room, Faces Second Murder Charge

Desiree Haros
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In a chilling case of déjà vu, Ashley Latrice Wright, 25, finds herself at the center of a gruesome crime for the second time in a year. Wright has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of her husband, Carl Dewayne Jones, at a motel in Moulton, Alabama.

This tragic incident closely mirrors a previous case from exactly a year ago when Jones was discovered with a non-life-threatening stab wound on December 1, 2022. Wright was charged at the time but released on bond as she awaited trial, creating a disturbing sense of history repeating itself.

Moulton Police Chief Craig Knight revealed that the couple had temporarily left the city but returned four to six weeks ago, setting the stage for the recent tragedy. On November 30, 41-year-old Jones was found lifeless on the floor of the Relax Inn motel, with a fatal stab wound to his chest.

The death marks the third homicide in Moulton in 2023, according to local police. Wright, identified as Jones' spouse, swiftly became the primary suspect, triggering a multi-agency search to locate her.

Ultimately, authorities found Wright in Clarksdale, Mississippi, approximately 200 miles from the crime scene. She was apprehended without incident during a routine traffic stop and subsequently extradited back to Alabama.

Wright now faces a second murder charge, and she was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on December 4. As of now, no information regarding legal representation for Wright is available. The accused is being held without bond, emphasizing the severity of the charges against her.

The community is left grappling with shock and disbelief as they come to terms with the tragic events that unfolded at the motel. The court proceedings will undoubtedly shed light on the complex circumstances surrounding both incidents and may offer some closure to the family and community affected by this disturbing series of events.

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