Hartford man sentenced in 2022 slaying of Graceville woman

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — A Geneva County man has been ordered to spend almost 50 years in the Alabama prison system after pleading out in the murder of a Graceville woman.

Brandon Waddell pled guilty to manslaughter in the 2022 death of 25-year-old Angel Nicole Stout, who was found dead in a home on Highway 167 and County Road 45 in Hartford.

Waddell was initially charged with murder but entered into a plea on the lesser charge in early April 2024.

On Thursday, Judge Kimberly Crawford sentenced him to 49 years in prison and ordered him to pay $5,000 in restitution.

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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