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Greene County man arrested in 3-year-old son's fatal shooting

By Christina Huynh

This article was published January 18, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

A Greene County man has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of his three-year-old son, a district prosecuting attorney said Saturday morning.

Scott Ellington, the 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, told Arkansas Online that Greene County resident Michael Carter, 23, was arrested Friday in the death of his son Logan after the .45 caliber handgun Carter was holding fired and killed the child on Jan. 11.

Ellington said the child had been shot in the head from a "pretty close range."

"He did not intend to murder the child, however I believe his actions demonstrated utter disregard for the potential damage to human life," he said.

The shooting occurred at 1187 Greene County Road 336, according to Ellington's office. The child's mother and his 10-month-old brother were inside the residence when the shooting occurred.

Carter is set to appear in Greene County circuit court Monday and is currently being held in Greene County jail on a $1 million bond, Ellington said.

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