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Pulaski County Court Reporter

Pulaski County Court reporter

Recent Stories by John Lynch

Stepbrother's killing lands 20-year term

posted: 08/22/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Tristan Duane Lewis was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for killing his 26-year-old stepbrother in a case where there was no question that the 21-year-old Little Rock man had fatally shot the older man.

Man guilty in murder at LR mall

posted: 08/21/2014 4:55 a.m. Comments 4

A Pulaski County jury deliberated about 30 minutes Wednesday before deciding to send the 20-year-old Little Rock man charged in the killing of a restaurant manager during a Park Plaza holdup to prison for life.

Man gets 35 years for '12 LR slaying

posted: 08/21/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

A 22-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence Wednesday for participating in the murder and armed robbery of a 50-year-old man killed on his own front porch while trying to fight off two masked men, deputy prosecutor Kelly Ward said.

Ex-Sbarro worker testifies that defendant shot boss in head, her 8 times

posted: 08/20/2014 4:12 a.m. Comments 5

Asked Tuesday to recall the minutes leading up to when she was shot and her co-worker killed, Jashonta Thomas covered her eyes with one hand and started gasping for breath.

PB man, 27, pleads guilty to murder, gets 15-year term

posted: 08/20/2014 4:07 a.m. Discuss

A 27-year-old Pine Bluff man whose blood was found at the scene of a December 2011 murder was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after admitting to participating in the killing.

Reinstated LR police officer sues city over seniority date

posted: 08/17/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock police officer who was fired and then reinstated last year by court order is suing the city for refusing to recognize his seniority when making patrol assignments.

Judge rules DNA admissible in slaying trial

posted: 08/15/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Thursday cleared prosecutors to use DNA evidence that authorities say places a 27-year-old Pine Bluff man at the scene of the 2011 ambush slaying of a Little Rock drug dealer.

Citing Virginia ruling, gay plaintiffs press case

posted: 08/14/2014 4:02 a.m. Comments 4

A federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban should be allowed to proceed, its proponents argued Wednesday in pleadings that urge a Little Rock federal judge to follow the example of a Virginia appeals court.

Memory hazy, abductee testifies at hearing

posted: 08/13/2014 5:02 a.m. Discuss

The last man known to have seen Forrest Abrams alive said Tuesday that he does not clearly remember everything that happened on the May 2013 night when he and the 18-year-old Abrams were abducted, testifying that he had been drinking alcohol and using drugs for hours beforehand.

For now, bail-bond office in dark

posted: 08/13/2014 4:14 a.m. Discuss

The owner of the Acme Motel, closed Friday by order of the Little Rock Fire Department, can restore electricity to a bail bond company housed there only when a licensed electrician can separate their intertwined power systems, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Tuesday.

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