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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.

Murder defendant's taped confession OK'd for trial

posted: 07/09/2014 4:02 a.m. Discuss

His wife was a sometimes-prostitute, a "wild girl" and "drama queen" who would taunt him with graphic photos of her sex partners, but she was also the beautiful love of his life, the 34-year-old Little Rock man accused of her death told police.

LR man admits to killing cousin

posted: 07/08/2014 3:29 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock man arrested with his slain cousin's ring in his pocket admitted Monday to killing the woman, a beloved elementary school cafeteria worker, and accepted a 50-year prison sentence.

Mental evaluation leads to man's acquittal in 2 slayings

posted: 07/08/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A 32-year-old Little Rock man accused of killing his father and another man in separate instances in October 2012 was acquitted of murder charges Monday on mental health grounds.

State says voter-ID judge skipped step

posted: 07/04/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox did not follow court-mandated guidelines when he ruled that the state's new voter identification law was unconstitutional, state lawyers argue in an appeal of his decision to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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