posted: 04/12/2011 5:08 a.m.
In his fifth letter to the court, filed Monday, confessed soldier killer Abdulhakim Muhammad claims to have gunned down a man in Nashville, Tenn., several years ago, but provides almost no details of the purported slaying.
posted: 11/24/2010 3:17 a.m.
The final chapter of the Christmas Eve murder of a Salvation Army major in North Little Rock was closed on Tuesday as prosecutors revealed that the man believed to have pulled the trigger on Philip Wise was killed while brandishing a gun during a convenience store robbery.
posted: 10/30/2010 6:19 a.m.
Seven months and 18 days after his arrest for participating in the Christmas Eve murder of a Salvation Army major in front of his three children, 19-year-old Laquan Javaris Fitzpatrick on Friday admitted his guilt, looked the man’s crying widow in the eye and said he was sorry.
posted: 06/16/2010 5:22 p.m.
The wife of the Salvation Army major gunned down on Christmas Eve is being transferred to a new position with the organization in South Carolina.
posted: 06/02/2010 4:43 a.m.
The capital murder trial of a Little Rock man accused of killing a Salvation Army officer was scheduled for January as the 19-year-old made his first appearance Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
posted: 03/30/2010 4:56 a.m.
The second suspect in the Christmas Eve killing of a Salvation Army major was shot dead trying to rob a North Little Rock convenience store 15 days later, police said Monday.
posted: 03/29/2010 2:25 p.m.
Authorities today named the second suspect in the Dec. 24 killing of a Salvation Army major as a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot in a robbery two weeks after Christmas.
posted: 03/19/2010 3:35 a.m.
Watching her shackled son on a television monitor in North Little Rock District Court on Thursday, Angela Fitzpatrick shook her head, disbelievingly as Judge Jim Hamilton read the charges against him: capital murder, aggravated robbery, residential burglary, two counts of theft of property.
updated: 03/18/2010 10:59 a.m.
The suspect in the Christmas Eve slaying of a Salvation Army major appeared in court via video this morning from the Pulaski County Jail, where he will continue to be held without bond.
posted: 03/18/2010 4:15 a.m.
The man charged in the killing of a Salvation Army major in front of his three children on Christmas Eve faces new charges after North Little Rock police say he admitted during questioning to participating in a robbery and a burglary.
updated: 03/17/2010 10:02 a.m.
A man arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of a Salvation Army major admitted roles in two other, unrelated crimes during questioning, according to arrest reports filed at the North Little Rock Police Department.
posted: 03/17/2010 5:08 a.m.
North Little Rock police arrested a man Tuesday in the death of Salvation Army Major Philip Wise, who was gunned down on Christmas Eve in front of his three young children.
updated: 03/16/2010 6:10 p.m.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Christmas Eve shooting of a Salvation Army Major in North Little Rock.
posted: 12/30/2009 6 a.m.
Friends and family described Philip Wise, who was fatally shot on Christmas Eve, as “low-key, kindhearted, caring” and “humble,” while others called him a “big, gentle giant.”
updated: 12/29/2009 6:25 p.m.
More than 200 mourners gathered Tuesday afternoon at First Assembly of God church in North Little Rock to pay their respects to Philip Wise, the Salvation Army major who was fatally shot Christmas Eve during a robbery attempt.
posted: 12/29/2009 4:43 a.m.
Pastors, police and politicians begged and pleaded Monday for information about the unsolved Christmas Eve killing of a Salvation Army major in North Little Rock’s Baring Cross neighborhood.
posted: 12/28/2009 2:53 p.m.
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing a Salvation Army Major in a Christmas Eve robbery attempt has reached $10,000, officials announced today.
posted: 12/28/2009 4:08 a.m.
Leading a Sunday service in the building where her husband was shot and killed in a Christmas Eve robbery attempt, Salvation Army Major Cindy Wise said her mission to minister to the people in North Little Rock’s Baring Cross neighborhood has not changed.
posted: 12/27/2009 5:06 a.m.
Salvation Army Major Philip Wise often worked long hours at the community center where he headed a church in a neighborhood that has been in decline the past few years, organization and former city officials said.
posted: 12/26/2009 1:37 a.m.
The Salvation Army major fatally shot in front of his children during an attempted robbery Christmas Eve had spent the past few years helping those in need in the North Little Rock neighborhood where he was killed, officials with the organization said Friday.
updated: 12/25/2009 8:31 p.m.
Maj. Philip Wise, a big teddy bear of a man according to those close to him, worked for three years in the very neighborhood he was gunned down in.
updated: 12/25/2009 10:49 a.m.
A Salvation Army major was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in front of his three children in an attempted robbery in North Little Rock, authorities said.
posted: 12/24/2009 8:34 p.m.
A Salvation Army major was fatally shot in front of his three children Thursday afternoon as he walked into the the organization's community center in North Little Rock, authorities said.