Marion County woman appears in court

Latria Mclendon
Latria Mclendon

A Marion County woman made her initial court appearance Monday on murder charges.

Latria Mclendon, 23, is accused of stabbing to death the father of her 4-year-old child.

Cardealious Watts, 30, was found dead in his home on Strickland Road near the Lamar-Marion County line early Saturday. The motive behind the stabbing is not known. Officials said the couple was not living together.