The holiday season ended violently for a Fayette County man after a dispute ended in his death.

Sheriff Barry Babb said on Dec. 23 at 11:59 a.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at 285 Jordan Place in the Bailey Oaks subdivision located in the southeastern part of Fayette County. 

Babb said the suspect Alexzandria Mardell, 32, of Fayetteville called Fayette County 911 and said she had been in a physical altercation with her husband John Mardell, 47. The Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and located the victim John Mardell inside the residence suffering from several stab wounds. The Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services rendered aid to John Mardell, and he was transported to Grady Hospital in Atlanta where he was pronounced dead. 

Babb said Alexzandria Mardell was arrested without incident. Alexzandria Mardell was charged with one count of felony murder.