46-year-old charged with murder in Anniston

ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Anniston have arrested and charged a woman in connection with the shooting death of a 38-year-old man Monday. Anniston Police Department spokesperson Capt. Allen George says the shooting happened in the 2200 block of Parkwood Drive.

George says Pam DeAnn Smith, 46, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Casey Anthony Payne. Police from the Anniston Police Department’s Uniform Division responded to reports of a male shot Monday and found Payne dead from a shotgun wound to the chest.

The Calhoun County District Attorney’s Office and Anniston police reviewed forensic evidence and made the decision to charge Smith with murder.

Smith’s bond is set at $50,000.

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