Man arrested in killing of mother of three whose body was dumped in Atlanta park

ATLANTA — Police have arrested the man they say killed a mother of three and left her body in an Atlanta park.

Investigators said Wallace Ponder, 25, killed Jamesha Trammell in a December incident and that they arrested him in Gwinnett County.

“This case really, really just rocked us to our core,” said Lt. Ralph Woolfolk, homicide commander with the Atlanta Police Department.

Trammell’s family spoke Friday afternoon, saying the mother of three worked three jobs to provide for her family.

“That was my baby and the monster that put her. That did this to her. I only wish that you will receive Christ on yourself,” Trammell’s mother Shauwna Trammell Brown said.


Police said Ponder is accused of shooting and killing Trammell on Dec. 16 and dumping her body along Tiger Flowers Drive in Anderson Park on the northwest side of the city.

Homicide detectives say they spent 200 hours investigating the case, working around the clock until they arrested the suspect.

“They broke our family. They took something from us. They snatched it and it was personal,” sister LeKrysta Trammell said.

“Jamesha was sweet. She was very sweet, and she didn’t deserve. Oh my God, she didn’t deserve this at all,” Shauwna Trammell Brown said.

Police have not released the motive behind the killing at this point.