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Driver sentenced to 27 years

posted: 02/09/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

A 20-year-old Little Rock man who ran over and killed a 22-year-old newlywed while fleeing police accepted a 27-year prison sentence for first-degree murder and related charges on Monday, a day before he was scheduled to stand trial.

Man says guilty of exposure to 3

posted: 02/09/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A 36-year-old Benton man arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to young girls around Little Rock threw himself on the mercy of the court on Monday by pleading guilty to all three sex charges against him.

Trial date set for man accused of exposing himself to Little Rock children for months

posted: 02/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock police searched for a masked man exposing himself to Little Rock children for four months before they developed sufficient evidence to focus on one person, according to testimony at an evidentiary hearing Tuesday.

Sentence in maiming is 18 years

posted: 02/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A North Little Rock man whose 2014 ambush-shooting of his wife of 26 years left her paralyzed from the neck down accepted an 18-year prison sentence rather than face a jury on Monday.

Fired officer pleads guilty

posted: 01/30/2016 2:38 a.m. Comments 2

A former Jacksonville police officer was sentenced to a year of probation Friday for manhandling a teenager at gunpoint during an off-duty road-rage altercation in Little Rock.

Paralyzed North Little Rock woman's testimony OK'd for husband's battery trial

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock woman who was shot and paralyzed will be allowed to testify about how her estranged husband -- the man accused of shooting her -- abused her verbally and physically during the year before the shooting, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled on Thursday.

Little Rock murder acquittal comes in 17 minutes

posted: 01/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 31-year-old Little Rock man who said he was the victim of mistaken identity was cleared of first-degree murder charges in 17 minutes Tuesday by a Pulaski County jury.

Ruling: Students of law in suit now

posted: 01/26/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's assertion that it broke student-privacy laws by releasing some admissions data to one of its law-school professors means the educator's lawsuit against the school cannot proceed until potentially aggrieved former students are added to the suit, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled on Monday.

Killing aunt gets 30 years for parolee she befriended

posted: 01/22/2016 4 a.m. Comment 1

A 56-year-old Little Rock man who strangled the 77-year-old aunt who had befriended him after he was paroled from prison was sentenced to 30 years Thursday for her murder.

No bail for Little Rock restaurant owner charged in girlfriend's killing

posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright denied bail Tuesday for a restaurant owner accused of killing a pregnant North Little Rock woman and her unborn child after hearing claims that the defendant has inquired into having witnesses killed.

Lewis guilty of Realtor's murder, gets 2 life terms

updated: 01/16/2016 4:34 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

The Jacksonville man who killed real estate agent Beverly Carter and buried her body behind a concrete plant was sentenced to two life terms in prison Friday after a four-day trial.

Police worked on hands, knees to uncover body

posted: 01/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Pulaski County sheriff's deputies got on their hands and knees in the middle of the night to gingerly dig Beverly Carter's body out of the ground, jurors were told Thursday, the second day of testimony in the capital-murder and kidnapping trial of Arron Lewis.

Prosecutor: Realtor's death grisly

posted: 01/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Beverly Carter died writhing in suffocating agony behind a concrete plant, her face covered in a "green mask of death," killed because authorities were closing in on the Jacksonville husband and wife who had abducted her for ransom, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Realtor's widower put on defense list

posted: 01/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The widower of real estate agent Beverly Carter will be required to testify on behalf of the man accused of killing her, defense attorney Bill James announced Tuesday on the opening day of Arron Lewis' trial on charges of capital murder and kidnapping.

Jury seated in Realtor-slaying trial

updated: 01/12/2016 2:37 p.m. Discuss

A jury has been seated in the trial of Arron Lewis.



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