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Pulaski County Court Reporter

Pulaski County Court reporter

Recent Stories by John Lynch

Brain test ordered for boxer

updated: 01/28/2015 3:33 a.m. Comments 3

There is no freedom in the foreseeable future for Jermain Taylor, who's been behind bars for almost a week, under a judge's ruling Tuesday that allows the North Little Rock boxer to leave jail only to enter a hospital where he must remain locked down.

Killing at ATM leads to 50 years

posted: 01/24/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A 20-year-old Jacksonville man Thursday pleaded guilty to the fatal ambush of an ATM customer in exchange for a 50-year prison sentence.

Shooting witness takes ill on stand

posted: 01/23/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man seriously wounded in a shooting that killed another man last year left the Pulaski County Courthouse by ambulance Thursday after he began struggling to breathe while describing to a circuit judge how he escaped two gunmen.

Criminal eviction law struck down

posted: 01/22/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' 114-year-old criminal eviction law, which allows courts to punish tenants with jail time for not paying rent, is unconstitutional because the statute illegally infringes on the rights to trial and equal protection, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled.

In rape case, judge cuts bail to $35,000

posted: 01/15/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge cut the bail Wednesday of a Little Rock man accused of rape from $500,000 to $35,000, predicting that prosecutors will have a difficult time proving a key allegation against the 28-year-old defendant.

Payback of illegal tax cash gets OK

posted: 01/14/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

A proposal to disburse a $3 million pool of illegally collected property taxes to qualifying Pulaski County property owners, minus legal expenses and administration costs, has been tentatively approved by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox.

LR man convicted in rival's slaying

posted: 01/13/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old Little Rock man was convicted of first-degree murder Monday for killing a romantic rival, despite defense arguments that the man's cousin, who had been jilted by the victim's girlfriend, was actually responsible for the slaying.

Man gets 35 years in murder of 19-year-old

posted: 01/10/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old Little Rock man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing another man during a drug deal turned robbery.

Judge nixes bid for juvenile trial

posted: 01/10/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County Circuit judge Friday rejected a Jacksonville teenager's bid to be prosecuted as a juvenile over accusations he killed a North Little Rock man last summer.

Judge sentences LR man to 60 years over 'horrifying' child-porn hoard

posted: 01/09/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Thursday sentenced a convicted child molester to 60 years in prison on Thursday for 20 counts of possessing child pornography with a succinct assessment of the defendant's deviant proclivities.


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