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    Lanett Woman's Boyfriend Wanted for Her Murder

    A gruesome discovery at an East Alabama home has prompted the city's first murder investigation of the year. The body of a 20-year-old Lanett woman was found in her house Friday and now, police are searching for her boyfriend. More >>

By Chauncy Glover - bio | e-mail 

LANETT, AL (WTVM) - Family members say 20-year-old Amanda Engelhardt was known for her bright smile.

"Amanda was the closest thing to an angel on this earth. She never had anything hateful to say. She was always smiling and easy going. She was just the sweetest person. She didn't deserved what happened to her," says Gloria Wyatt, the victim's mother.

Since Friday, Lanett Police have been searching for Engelhardt's boyfriend John Allen Lisensby.

They believe Linsenby cut Engelhardt's throat, after an argument.

"Her friends heard her in the house screaming, but he wouldn't let them in. When police got there, it was too late," says Wyatt.

The young mother died.

Lanett Police called in the U.S. Marshall Service to help find the suspected murderer.

"We had information that he had friends that lived in Mobile," says Lt. Johnny Wood.

And Tuesday evening, Mobile Police found and arrested Lisenby.

Tuesday night, he returns to Lanett to face a judge.

Englehardts family wants justice served.

"I hope he gets prosecuted and the death penalty for what he did to my sister. It was horrible. I don't see how anyone could do that to her. She was such a sweet person," says Jennifer Dufee.

Officials say Lisenby was transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility. He will be held there without bond until his preliminary hearing.

News Leader 9 and WTVM.com will keep you posted on the latest developments.

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