Franklin County Man Indicted for Capital Murder in Estranged Wife’s Death

Angel Campos Nava

Angel Campos Nava

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The man accused of attacking and killing his estranged wife in Russellville has been indicted in connection with her murder.

Angel Campos Nava has been indicted for capital murder in connection with the stabbing death of Lesley Hope Plott.

Nava is accused of attacking and murdering Plott while she drove him to his Russellville home in the early morning hours of February 22.

During Nava’s preliminary hearing, prosecutors said he was found at the scene of the attack along North Jackson Avenue.  It was that scene where police say they found Plott lying in a nearby ditch, lifeless.

Investigators also said once Nava killed his estranged wife, he then stabbed himself numerous times.

Nava spent almost a week recovering from his wounds at Huntsville Hospital before returning to Franklin County to face the capital murder charge.

According to prosecutors, with surveillance video from a church near the attack, they were able to upgrade Nava’s charge from murder to capital murder.

Nava is being held without bond.

Filed in: Shoals

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