POTEAU, Okla. — The murder trial of a Spiro man charged in the deaths of a pregnant Arkansas woman and her fetus is underway in Poteau, Okla.
Prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Christopher Kenyon Simpson with two counts of first-degree murder in the April 2012 shooting death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn of Fort Smith and the resulting death of the fetus.
The Times Record reported Friday that trial is expected to last several days.
Prosecutors say Simpson called Flynn several times and arranged to meet her on a rural road, then shot her in the head.
Defense attorney Warren Gotcher said Simpson did not call Flynn and never owned a phone like the one that called her the night she was killed. Gotcher also denied that Simpson was the father of Flynn's baby.