Jump to Navigation

One defendant sentenced in murder case

One of the five Missouri suspects indicted in a murder case was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison without the possibility of parole for the illegal possession of ammunition. The charge was prosecuted as a federal crime in connection with a double homicide. The suspect pleaded guilty to the charge of felon in possession of ammunition after three shotgun shells were retrieved during a search of his residence in May 2012.

Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony to be in possession of firearms or ammunition. The suspect had three previous convictions, including one for the unlawful use of a weapon and one for a domestic assault. The third felony conviction was made in Arkansas.

The plea does not preclude the possibility of other charges in the future, including charges for murder. The case, which is being prosecuted by federal officials, stems from the findings of remains of a husband and wife who died from gunshot wounds to the head. The victims had allegedly been in a dispute with one of the suspects, and one victim had filed for a protection order. Another suspect in the case has already been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Felonies such as murder are among the most serious charges a defendant can face. A criminal defense attorney in Missouri may be able to help those accused of these serious crimes to formulate a defense strategy or negotiate a plea to lesser charges. If the case goes to trial, a criminal defense lawyer may represent the interests of the suspect to ensure that he or she is treated fairly during the trial process.

Source: Springfield News-Leader, "Homicide suspect sentenced in federal case," Feb. 28, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Little Rock AR Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer Video

http://www.johnwesleyhall.com 501-859-0013 A trial is like a 3D chess game. Criminal defense Attorney John Wesley Hall, of Little Rock, AR understands how to handle criminal trials and can help you plan the best legal defense.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Subscribe to This Blog's Feed Visit Our Criminal Law Website

John Wesley Hall, Jr.

1202 Main St., Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72202
Call Toll-Free: 866-621-4946 or 501-859-0013
Fax: 501-378-0888

Map & Directions Contact Us FindLaw Network

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.