A Granite City man has been charged in the stabbing death of his estranged wife. 42 year old Tyrone L. Stainback is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the death of 34 year old Marissa Stainback of Alton. Granite City Police say Tyrone Stainback attacked Marissa Stainback as she and a male companion were walking on Northgate Industrial Drive near Route 3 Monday afternoon.
Tyrone was arrested a short time later without incident. Marissa was taken to a Granite City Hospital where she died about an hour after the attack. Authorities say the couple was in the midst of a divorce. Stainback (pictured) was charged and convicted of domestic battery not long after the couple was married in 2006. He has had several other run ins with the law in connection with domestic incidents since then. Stainback is being held without bail in the Madison County Jail.