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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.

Realtor-killing records detail path to suspects

posted: 02/27/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Two days before Beverly Carter's body was discovered, the real estate agent's cellphone was found in the Jacksonville home of the husband and wife accused of killing her, court records show.

LR slaying suspect to get 4th attorney

posted: 02/20/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock slaying suspect whose arrest while on parole prompted a 2013 legislative review of the prison system's early-release programs will get a new lawyer -- his fourth -- after he was allowed to drop his third attorney Thursday because he didn't want to be represented by the husband of a police officer.

LR spouse killer ruled innocent by mental illness

posted: 02/12/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

A 62-year-old Little Rock woman has been acquitted on mental-health grounds of killing her husband of almost 40 years.

Doctor: Taylor brain faulty

updated: 02/11/2015 4:15 a.m. Comment 1

A psychiatrist delivered an assessment of boxer Jermain Taylor's lifestyle and mental health Tuesday, saying he's likely brain-damaged, which makes it hard for him to control himself when he's using marijuana or alcohol.

LR man guilty in threat to trooper's wife, judge finds

posted: 02/10/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

A 28-year-old Little Rock man faces up to six years in prison with his conviction Monday for threatening the life of a woman, the wife of a state trooper with whom he'd been feuding.

Judge limits retrial in Risperdal suit

posted: 02/05/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas can pursue only the deceptive-marketing accusation against Johnson & Johnson that its lawyers brought to the first trial three years ago, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled.

Judge limits state in trial against drugmaker

updated: 02/04/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas can pursue only the deceptive-marketing accusation against Johnson & Johnson that its lawyers brought to the first trial three years ago, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled.

Murderer sentenced to 35 years

updated: 02/03/2015 12:10 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old Little Rock man was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday for killing a romantic rival.

Judge pares bail in child-sex case

posted: 02/03/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge cut the $250,000 bail of a North Little Rock man accused of sexually assaulting a boy by more than half on Monday, with the condition the 22-year-old defendant submit to electronic monitoring upon release.

Ex-guard fined $3,500 for sex with inmate

posted: 02/03/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A fired prison guard must register as a sex offender and pay a $3,500 fine for having sex with a female inmate, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled Monday.

LR father takes plea in death of toddler

posted: 01/30/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

A 24-year-old Little Rock man on Thursday accepted a 40-year prison sentence for fatally scalding his disabled toddler son almost two years ago.

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.


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