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HOT SPRINGS -- A Hot Springs woman has been charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday's shooting of a man on Ouachita Avenue, which was captured by a security camera at a motel, according to an affidavit released Thursday.

Leslie Rita Jane Sinclair, 25, who lists a Bellview Street address, was taken into custody shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Mississippi County and taken back to Hot Springs.

If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison in the death of Shane Roy Sowers, 43, of Hot Springs.

According to the affidavit, police responded to a report of a shooting shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Ouachita, near the Garland County sheriff's office. Officers found Sowers lying on the sidewalk with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in his back.

He was taken by LifeNet to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The affidavit stated that detective Joey Vanderburg identified the woman in the video as Sinclair from previous "law enforcement interactions." A warrant was issued for her arrest Wednesday.

The affidavit did not indicate if Sinclair made a statement to police or cite a possible motive for the shooting.

Sinclair remained in custody Thursday in lieu of a $250,000 bond and is set to appear today in Garland County District Court.


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