Atmore man jailed for murder

Dale had a history of abuse charges against victim; ordered to have no contact with her

An Atmore man who was under a protection from abuse order following several domestic violence arrests was arrested Monday, May 27, and charged with murder for the shotgun slaying of the woman he was ordered to stay away from.

Fred Dale, Jr., 61, 151 Terrace St., was taken into custody without incident following the shooting death of Cynthia Dale and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton and is being held without bond. Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale has set an Anya's Law hearing for 2 p.m. today (Thursday) to determine if Dale is entitled to a bond.

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