75-year-old man arrested for his wife’s murder in Scottsboro

His bond is set at $50,000.
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 2:02 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:14 AM CDT
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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) - A 75-year-old Scottsboro man was arrested for murder on Sept. 7.

Officers with the Scottsboro Police Department responded to a call on S. Market St. at nearly 8 a.m. on Thursday morning after a caller said that he had killed his wife and she was in the home.

When officers arrived, they came in contact with 75-year-old Alvin Cornelison who had indicated to officers that he had killed his wife, Mary, and that she was inside the home. According to court documents, Cornelison used a wooden baseball bat to cause the death of the victim.

Cornelison was arrested and charged with murder. He was booked into the Jackson County Detention Center. His bond is set at $50K.

He will be required to go into the care of a nursing home or similar facility upon his release.