Victims' names released in Alabaster stabbing

Terrance Patterson
Terrance Patterson

ALABASTER, AL (WBRC) - Alabaster police have released the names of a mother and daughter stabbed to death Friday at an Alabaster motel.

The coroner's office says 24-year-old Tryphena Lacey and her 9-month-old, Trinity Patterson Lacey were killed.

One woman says she knew Lacey through a mutual friend and remembers her as a positive person.

"I just knew she was a very nice person. She was a joy to be around. She was an uplifting person, just a great person," said Angel Davis.

Police believe Terrance Patterson killed the mother and child. He is from Louisiana.

Officials will not say how Patterson is connected to the victims at this time but say this all started as a domestic disturbance.

Patterson is charged with capital murder.

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