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Woman faces felony murder charge in stabbing
Pamela Porter
Pamela Ann Porter

A Gainesville woman accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death 11 days ago is facing a felony murder charge.

Pamela Ann Porter was charged with felony murder during an appearance Saturday in Magistrate Court, a court official said Monday. The 48-year-old requested a court-appointed attorney and waived her commital hearing.

The case has been moved to Superior Court, but no future court date has been set. She is being held without bond in the Hall County Jail.

Porter is charged with the stabbing death of Rodney Griffith, 48, during an altercation between the couple outside their home on West Avenue. Griffith died from the stab wounds Wednesday.

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, and the murder charge was added when Griffith died, Gainesville police spokesman Cpl. Joe Britte said.

The incident report indicated “substance abuse” was involved, listing alcohol as being used by Porter and Griffith.

Court records showed Griffith was last formally charged in 2012 with a DUI, which was later dropped. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for a 2006 incident, and a 2005 incident in which police described Griffith as being “extremely intoxicated.”

Porter did not have a prior felony record in Hall County.