Walter woman arrested for attempted murder of estranged husband


Lee Ann Matanane / Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

BERLIN – A Walter woman was arrested on Saturday, March 10, charged with the attempted murder of her estranged husband. Lee Ann Matanane, 54, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree assault.

According to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded on Saturday to an incident in the community of Berlin where one person was shot. The CCSO said that that morning, Matanane parked down the road from her estranged husband’s residence, and she was dressed in all black. She allegedly forced her way inside the residence and upon entry shot her estranged husband in the upper chest area and struck a female victim in the head with the firearm.  The CCSO said the victims fought Matanane and removed the firearm from her.  After deputies arrived, they located Matanane and placed her under arrest.

“Domestic Incidents are among the most dangerous calls our deputies face,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “I commend the work done by our deputies and investigators in this case.”

Matanane is currently being held in the Cullman County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.   

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