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A northeast Arkansas man has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his wife and unborn child, according to authorities.

Rickey Don Crawford Jr., 40, was arrested in November after his pregnant wife, Amanda Crawford, 33, was found dead in their Jackson County home, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.

"This is the first homicide involving a pregnant victim I have seen," Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney for the state's Third Judicial District, said in a news release. "The facts of this case are definitely heinous."

Crawford is scheduled to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court on Friday at 9 a.m., according to the release.

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  • MaxCady
    January 18, 2018 at 4:54 p.m.

    It never works. Just ask Scott Peterson.

  • ketchupmustard
    January 19, 2018 at 11:48 a.m.

    He's locked up at EARU aka Brickeys right now, because. . . he was already out on parole on another conviction! He's already got conviction for battery and manslaughter. Let's take a moment to give some kudos to the Arkansas Parole Board for continuing to set these animals loose on the residents of AR (and other neighboring states). . . without them letting the animals out, we wouldn't have these stories to fill the headlines. Without further ado:
    Chairman John Felts
    Vice-Chairman John Belken
    Abraham Carpenter Jr.
    Andy Shock
    Dawne Benafield
    Jerry Riley
    Lona McCastlain

    Their email addresses are simply their first name.last name at Arkansas dot gov

    Arkansas Parole Board
    Two Union National Plaza
    105 W Capitol Ave #500
    Little Rock, AR 72201-5730

    Main: (501) 682-3850
    Revocation Fax: (501) 682-3860
    Administration/Fiscal Fax: (501) 683-5381

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