Donnie Lee Trammell, 56, of Mountain View pled guilty to four counts of First-Degree Murder in Stone County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 14, 2024, in connection with the deaths of his parents, William Clinton Trammell, 75, and Sharon Trammell, 72; and neighbors, Shirley Watters, 77, and James Watters, 55.
Donnie Trammell was sentenced to 60 years in the Arkansas Division of Correction.
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Stone County Sheriff’s Office requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division investigate the deaths of the four victims, who died as a result of gunshot wounds.
Shirley and James Watters were found dead in their Northcutt Road home, south of Mountain View. Several hours later, the bodies of William and Sharon Trammell were found murdered inside their home, located a short distance from the Watters residence.
In May 2022, Donnie Trammell was charged with the shooting deaths of all victims. At that time, he was being held at a local jail on unrelated probation violations.