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Man's term is 32 years for slaying in LR park

posted: 07/30/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

A 29-year-old Little Rock man on Monday accepted a 32-year prison sentence for killing a homeless man whose body was found in MacArthur Park last year.

Jury buys confession; killer of 2 sentenced

posted: 07/26/2014 2:44 a.m. Comment 1

A Maumelle man who told a Pulaski County jury that his own repeated confessions to a 2011 double-homicide were drug-addled ravings that could not be believed was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Friday.

10 years given for clip of teen

posted: 07/25/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

A 24-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 10-year prison sentence in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Thursday for having an obscene video of a teenager on his cellphone during a February 2013 police raid.

LR man guilty, gets 6 months for sexual indecency

posted: 07/24/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A 52-year-old Little Rock man accused of masturbating in front of a teenage girl who was visiting his home was convicted of sexual indecency with a child Wednesday, fined $10,000 and sentenced to six months in prison.

LR robber who used phony ads draws 25 years

posted: 07/23/2014 3:12 a.m. Comments 3

A 20-year-old Little Rock man, once considered an up-and-coming musician, accepted a 25-year prison sentence on Monday for armed robberies in which some of the victims were lured with Craigslist ads that promised discount electronic equipment.

NLR man gets 35-year term in slaying of 15-year-old boy

posted: 07/23/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

A 20-year-old North Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence on Monday for killing a 15-year-old boy whose body was found in a Pulaski County field.

Judge allows testimony, evidence in murder trial

posted: 07/22/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury will hear testimony about how a North Little Rock man volunteered to sit in a police officer's vehicle as the officer tended to the man's critically burned girlfriend in May 2013, a judge ruled Monday.

Man sobs in child's car death

posted: 07/22/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A 39-year-old Little Rock man whose 5-year-old son died in a car wreck when the man was driving with drugs in his system cried as he accepted a probationary sentence on Monday.

Wife killer guilty of a lesser charge

posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m. Comment 1

Deshaun Scott, who said his wife's fatal shooting was an accident and not first-degree murder, was found guilty Friday of a lesser charge of second-degree murder.

Defendants in Sbarro killing blame each other in recordings

posted: 07/19/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

The two men accused of killing a pizza restaurant employee during an armed robbery at Little Rock's Park Plaza mall each blames the other for the fatal holdup, a Pulaski County circuit judge heard Friday.

Accused: Panicked after shot killed wife

posted: 07/18/2014 3:31 a.m. Comments 2

Deshaun Scott told a Pulaski County jury Thursday that he did a lot of bad things the November 2012 night his wife was shot to death.

Jury told victim hit gun hand

posted: 07/17/2014 3:50 a.m. Comment 1

Deshaun Scott left his wife's dead body on the side of a Little Rock street after she was fatally shot, but that doesn't mean he murdered her, his lawyer told a Pulaski County jury Wednesday.

Ex-parolee deemed fit for trial in slaying

posted: 07/16/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Darrell Dennis, the Little Rock murder suspect whose arrest while on parole prompted a legislative review of the prison system's early-release programs, is not mentally ill, according to the results of a psychological review received Tuesday by a Pulaski County circuit judge.

Man gets 60 years for 2011 LR death

posted: 07/15/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A 28-year-old Little Rock man on Monday accepted a 60-year prison sentence for his role in the November 2011 slaying of a man killed by mistake.

Ex-McClellan football coach gets 10 years' probation in DUI death

posted: 07/11/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A former McClellan High School football coach who killed one friend and maimed a second in a drunken-driving crash was sentenced to 10 years' probation Thursday after his friends, among them former NFL player Keith Jackson, and the dead man's family testified to his good works as a mentor to generations of young men.

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