An Allens Crossroads area woman allegedly beat a man to death with a 2x4 piece of lumber.

She was arrested Monday and charged with murder.

Shannon Elmore, 44, of Mount Tabor Road was arrested in the murder of James Edwards Jr., of Water Tank Road near Oleander.

Allens Crossroads is about 8 miles north of Arab near Cherokee Ridge.

At press time Elmore was being held in the Marshall County Jail without bond.

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