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Pulaski County Court Reporter

Pulaski County Court reporter

Recent Stories by John Lynch

Jury says nurse fired by state is a whistleblower

posted: 03/20/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury found Thursday that the state Department of Human Services violated the state Whistle-Blower Act by firing a State Hospital nurse who criticized how the hospital handled the food-allergy death of a mentally ill teenager.

Jury sides with hospital in blinding-case lawsuit

posted: 03/19/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury on Wednesday cleared Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock of wrongdoing in the lawsuit of a woman who was blinded by brain damage caused by complications from throat surgery.

NLR teen loses bid to move robbery case to juvenile court

posted: 03/18/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge has denied a 17-year-old armed robbery suspect's request to be tried in juvenile court, ruling Monday that the justice system for children could do little to reform the defendant, who will turn 18 next month.

Victims' kin protest sentence

posted: 03/17/2015 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

A 22-year-old Maumelle woman who killed a mother and son in an Easter 2013 car crash that also inflicted brain injuries on a 9-year-old boy was sentenced to nine months in jail Monday.

Man sentenced for threats made to trooper's wife

posted: 03/14/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge fined a Little Rock man $3,500 Friday and sentenced him to six years on probation for threatening the life of a woman married to a police officer with whom he'd been feuding.

Killer's charge dropped in 2nd slaying

posted: 03/12/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a convicted killer, saying they need to protect a witness' safety and that they're confident the defendant, Erick Dewayne Harrell, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Realtor-death suspect to act as own lawyer

posted: 03/05/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville man accused with his wife of kidnapping and killing a real estate agent who vanished while showing a home will represent himself at trial despite a judge's warning that he doesn't know enough about court procedure to defend himself on capital-murder and kidnapping charges.

Taylor's transfer to center gets OK

posted: 03/04/2015 3:30 a.m. Comments 2

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson on Tuesday approved Jermain Taylor's transfer from a secured hospital to a locked-down substance-abuse program for treatment.

Murder suspect gets 4th lawyer

posted: 03/04/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Murder suspect Darrell Dennis got his fourth lawyer and a new trial date Tuesday after balking at the opportunity to represent himself in court, a demand he's made numerous times.

Homeless man draws 10-year term in '14 killing

posted: 02/28/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

A 31-year-old homeless veteran accepted a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for the stabbing death of a good Samaritan who regularly provided food to homeless people in the community.

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