From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
IRONDALE — An Irondale man has been charged with murder after allegedly strangling his girlfriend on Wednesday at The Village at Grants Mill apartments on Beacon Drive, according to Carol Robinson.
John Hershell Hagood, 60, was formally charged Thursday in the death of Betty Patricia Watkins, 71.
A deliveryman called police after hearing a disturbance at the complex. Irondale police responded and found Watkins deceased and took Hagood into custody.
Hagood is in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond set at $500,000.