2019 Arkansas Domestic Violence Homicides

Note: If you are aware of anyone who needs to be added to this list, please contact Ashley Walker at awalker@domesticpeace.com with any information that you have.

(Known Confirmed Domestic Violence Cases to Date)

Updated 6/1/2020

 

51 Total Deaths to Date:

28 Women, 14 Men, 9 Children

* 28 Intimate Partner Violence

 

Messiah Smith

January 10, 2019

Fort Smith (Sebastian County)

On January 10th, 2019, Messiah Smith was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith by his stepmother Rae Von Smith because Smith said the boy “fell down the stairs yesterday.” When Fort Smith police arrived at the hospital Messiah’s doctor said his injuries were inconsistent with the explanation given for them. Messiah died before reaching the hospital and Rae Von was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 5

 

Shashunie Harper

January 25, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police Department was called out to an address on Center Street to an apparent stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they found Shashunie Harper in a Honda Accord with multiple stab wounds to her back. Harper was rushed to the hospital where she died. Harper’s boyfriend, Tyrone Harris was found a few blocks away and was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Harris has had multiple charges for aggravated-assaults, terroristic threatening and domestic battery over the last few years.

Age: 20 *

 

Ava & Bennie Cato

January 29, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Just after 6p.m. on January 29th, a woman called 911 asking for assistance, stating that her brother, Harrison, killed their parents Ava and Bennie Cato and has a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When Little Rock Police Department arrived on scene, they found Ava and Bennie shot dead and first responders found Harrison and took him to a nearby hospital where he died soon after.

Ages: 57 & 58

 

Gabriel Quispe

January 30, 2019

Van Buren (Crawford County)

Crawford County Sheriff’s office was contacted about a man being shot in a cemetery. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Gabriel Quispe shot to death. During the investigation, Fort Smith Police Department found Jessica Harris in Quispe’s car. Harris and Quispe shared a daughter that Quispe had full custody of. Harris is believed to have called Quispe asking for a ride and when they go to the cemetery, she robbed him and then shot and killed him. Howard was arrested and charged with Capital Murder in Gabriel’s death.

Age:49 *

 

Brittney Sims

February 19, 2019

Blytheville (Mississippi County)

Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said the police department responded to a shooting on Hearn Street in Blytheville. When officers arrived on scene, they found Brittney Sims in an upstairs bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound. Eric Bragg was in the residence when officers arrived and was promptly taken into custody. Sims had filed a paternity complaint with the Office of Child Support Enforcement recently. Bragg was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Age: 26 *

Shenekia Carter

March 5, 2019

Osceola (Mississippi County)

Osceola Police Department responded to a shooting at Wingfield Ave, when they arrived at the house, they found Shenekia Carter shot in the neck, arm, and head. She was alive when officers got to her and she told them that her husband, Antonio Carter, shot her. Shenekia died a few minutes after arriving to the hospital. Antonio was arrested on scene and charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substance and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. Antonio plead guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Age: 30 *

Jacquelyn Hester

March 9, 2019

Searcy (White County)

Searcy Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the Country Meadow Apartments, when they arrived, they found Jacquelyn Hester with multiple gunshot wounds to her head, she was rushed to Unity Health where she later succumbed to her injuries. Officers also found Hester’s boyfriend, Chris Banks dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, resulting in a murder suicide.

Age: 59 *

 

Elizabeth Dawson

March 14, 2019

Fayetteville (Washington County)

Authorities were called out to a domestic disturbance a few blocks from the University of Arkansas, when officers arrived on scene, they found Elizabeth Dawson dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, they also found Dawson’s girlfriend Courtney Willie shot in the leg. Willie told officers that Dawson’s ex-boyfriend, Dekota Harvey, shot them while he was moving the rest of his things out of the apartment. Harvey fled to a Springdale apartment where he was in a standoff lasting for over three hours until he finally surrendered. Harvey was charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder. While awaiting trial, Harvey was charged with a second murder after his cellmate was found strangled to death in their cell and Harvey admitted to killing him because “he asked him to do it.”

Age: 20 *

 

Hannah Roberts

March 21, 2019

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance where they found Hannah Roberts dead with an apparent gunshot wound to her upper body on Boys School Road. Hannah’s boyfriend, Arnold Martinez had shot and killed Roberts and then driven to the 3000 block of Mae Drive, where he knocked on the door of a house and said that he was wounded and needed help. A search warrant for Martinez’s vehicle was obtained and during that search a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun was discovered along with many types of scheduled narcotics. After investigations, Martinez was arrested in the death of Roberts.

Age: 21 *

April Juarez

March 29, 2019

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Pine Bluff Police arrested 17-year-old John Kearney in the shooting death of his mother, April Juarez. According to reports, a witness stated that Kearney and Juarez were arguing when he pulled a gun out of a trunk at the end of the bed and shot Juarez in the head. When police arrived, they found Kearney sitting on a couch in the living room and Juarez in a back bedroom. Kearney was arrested and charged as an adult of first-degree murder.

Age: 39

 

Jessie Lewis

April 1, 2019

Prairie Grove (Washington County)

Police responded to a call to an apartment on Baggett Street stating that a baby was dead. When emergency personnel responded, they found the body of a 2-week old baby on the living room couch alone in the apartment. Jessie’s mother, Angela, had been in the hospital due to complications during childbirth and her husband Mark was taking care of Jessie alone. Mark was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail the day before his son was found on unrelated charges. Upon hearing of Mark’s arrest, Angela checked herself out of the hospital to find her baby. Reports state that the baby was found by Angela and her mother. When police asked Mark about any information, he told them that he had become frustrated with the baby and punched him on the head. Mark Lewis was charged with murder in the first degree.

Age: 2 Weeks

 

McKinley Crawley

April 2, 2019

Texarkana (Miller County)

McKinley Crawley was rushed to an area hospital around 4:30am after being attacked by her stepmother, McKenna Crawley, and was unconscious. When McKinley arrived at the hospital doctors and nurses treating her immediately suspected child abuse due to the severe blunt force injuries to her body, excessive bruising to the face, and multiple internal injuries. McKinley’s head was shaved when she arrived at the hospital and it is theorized that it was done to hide that her hair had actually been ripped out of her head. McKinley’s father, Everette Crawley, told investigators at the hospital that his wife, McKenna, had beaten McKinley with a wooden slat from a bed and kicked her with steel toe boots. Investigators found and seized those boots and found clumps of hair in them. McKenna was arrested and charged with capital murder in McKinley’s death and second-degree battery (for abusing McKinley’s little brother also). Everette was also arrested and charged with two counts of permitting the abuse of a minor. McKinley died only a few hours after making it to the hospital.

Age: 3

Chasity Brown, Josiah Brown, & Kendrick Jones

April 15, 2019

Earle (Crittenden County)

Crittenden County sheriff’s office and fire department arrived at a call that a home that was on fire. First responders found a deceased couple, Kendrick Jones, and Chasity Brown, with apparent gunshot wounds, they also found Brown’s 5-year-old son, Josiah, also deceased. Autopsies showed that Kendrick died from the gunshot wound and that Chasity and Josiah both died from smoke inhalation. Police say Ezekiel Lindsey, Chasity’s ex-boyfriend, shot Kendrick and Chasity and then set their house on fire to conceal evidence. Lindsey was arrested and charged with three counts of capital murder.

Ages: 25 *, 5, 42

 

Kei’Derrion Love

May 1, 2019

Osceola (Mississippi County)

Osceola Police responded to a shooting on Buckingham Street. When officers arrived, they discovered 2-year-old Kei’Derrion Love shot in the head. He was rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis where he succumbed to his injuries. After investigations, Osceola PD found that Quinton Hoskins, Kei’Derrion’s mother’s boyfriend, for “deliberately pulling the trigger” and charged him with first-degree murder.

Age: 2

 

Lavernal Williams

May 8, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police Department was called out to a domestic disturbance off of Maryland Ave, when police arrived on scene, they found Lavernal Williams shot in the head and rushed him to UAMS Medical Center where he later died. Witnesses stated that Lavernal and his brother, George Williams, were in an argument that became physical and George pulled out a gun and shot Lavernal. George was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 69

Jimmy Releford

May 27, 2019

Fayetteville (Washington County)

Around 6:40pm, Fayetteville police responded to a call on Woodsprings Dr. by a witness who stated, Afton Bell intentionally ran over her father, Jimmy Releford, with her Honda Accord during an argument. Witnesses also said that Bell and Releford had been fighting when Releford walked away to sit in a nearby chair, at that time is when Bell jumped a curb and ran her father over. After running him over, she tried to back up over him again, but a witness was able to stop her. Releford was sent to Washington Regional Medical Center where he died. Bell was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 54

 

Joseph Carsello

June 16, 2019

Star City (Lincoln County)

On June 15, 2019, 11-year-old Joseph Carsello, tried to run away from his mother, Mary Black, and stepfather, David Black. Once caught, Mary and David decided to give Joseph a “whipping” with belts as punishment. Joseph tried to pull away and ended up kicking David in the mouth causing him to bleed before falling down some stairs and hitting his head on a toolbox, which angered David even more. The next day on the 16th, Joseph went swimming at a neighbor’s house and when he came back Mary and her husband, “went a little crazy on him” and beat him with their hands, belts, and a paddle, when they finished their “punishment” they told Joseph to stand in the corner. According to reports, a few minutes later, Mary and David found Joseph lying on the floor not breathing. They then poured water on Joseph to wake him up. Just before 4:30 p.m., Star City police arrived at the camper and they found David leaning over Joseph who was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. Joseph died from multiple blunt force injuries, scalp lacerations, and hemorrhaging throughout his organs. David and Mary have both been charged with separate counts of capital murder.

Age: 11

 

Tucker Lawson

June 17, 2019

Dardanelle (Yell County)

According to Dardanelle police reports, the father of Cole Lawson called law enforcement out to a home on South Third Street around 7:15 p.m. The father entered Cole’s home through a backdoor after not being able to reach him. Once inside, Cole’s father found Cole and his 10-year-old son, Tucker, dead from an apparent murder-suicide.

Age: 10

Shelby Dodd

June 19, 2019

Conway (Faulkner County)

Conway Police Department was called out by a friend of Shelby Dodd to do a welfare check since the friend had not heard from her in a few days. When police got to the home on Club Lane in Conway, they found the bodies of Shelby and Madison Dodd. The friend stated that she was worried for Shelby’s welfare since her and Madison were going through a rough breakup. Police believe that Madison shot Shelby and then shot himself resulting in a murder-suicide.

Age: 22 *

 

Brian Hagness

June 20, 2019

Hot Springs (Garland County)

Hot Springs Police Department was called out to a domestic violence call and shooting at home on Malvern Ave. When officers arrived, they found Brian Hagness suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Brian’s wife, Elizabeth Hagness approached officers and told them that she is the one who shot her husband. Brian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Elizabeth was arrested on scene and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 61 *

 

Stephanie Mailcoat

June 22, 2019

Hot Springs (Garland County)

Hot Springs Police Department was called out to a domestic disturbance involving a shooting by a caller stating that his stepdad had shot his mother and was lying on top of her and would not get off. When officers arrived at the house on North Patterson Street just after 7:00 p.m. they found Stephanie Mailcoat in an upstairs bedroom with a gunshot wound and her husband, Levar Strickland, lying on top of her still. Mailcoat was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities took Strickland into custody and eventually charged him with second-degree murder and three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Age: 40 *

Alyssa Cannon & Braydon Ponder

June 25, 2019

Camden (Ouachita County)

Family members of Alyssa Cannon and her 4-year-old son Braydon Ponder reported them missing to the Camden Police Department. Officers went to their home on Ronald Drive where they ultimately found Alyssa and Braydon dead inside the home. Family members say that Alyssa and her boyfriend, Jory Worthen, had been having problems on and off and Worthen was the father of Braydon. U.S. Marshals Service issued a $5,000 reward in the arrest of Worthen on the two counts of murder.

Ages: 20 * & 4

 

Inga, Casey, & Levi Barnes

July 5, 2019

Gravette (Benton County)

Gravette police responded to a shooting at the 15,000 block of Crossover Road. When officers arrived on scene, they found four bodies suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The bodies of Inga, Levi, and Casey Barnes were found inside the home deceased from gunshot wounds. The body of Justin Barnes was found outside before entering the home dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police believe that Justin killed his wife, Inga, and their two sons, Levi and Casey, before turning the gun on himself. Investigators found a .22 caliber handgun that was used in the murders and say that there is one surviving member of the Barnes family and she was not at the house during the murder-suicide.

Ages: 42 *, 22, 20

 

Jonathon Mooney

July 22, 2019

Sparkman (Dallas County)

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Randall Mooney around 10:30 p.m. stating “You better come get him (Jonathon Mooney) before I put him in the grave”. When deputies arrived at the residence, they found Jonathon laying in the driveway dead from a gunshot wound to the eye. Randall was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 28

 

Joanna Hammer

July 27, 2019

Lakeview (Baxter County)

Lakeview Police Department responded to a call from a man who said his neighbor, Brian Hammer, requested that he contact the police. When Lakeview PD arrived on scene, they found Brian’s wife, Joanna Hammer, apparently shot while she was sleeping and Brian with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bed with her. Police say the deaths are being considered a murder/suicide.

Age: 65 *

Christopher Brock

July 30, 2019

Hot Springs (Garland County)

Hot Springs Police Department was called out just before 6:30 a.m. on July 30th to a shooting. When officers arrived at Carla Circle, they found Christopher Brock dead from an apparent gunshot wound. During the investigation, police determined it was a domestic violence dispute between family members and the case is currently under review at the prosecutor’s office.

Age: 24

 

Sylvia Ussery

August 12, 2019

Garfield (Benton County)

Family members of Sylvia Ussery reported her missing on August 12 stating that they believed she left the house with her estranged husband, Charles Pearson. After law enforcement made contact with Pearson, interviewed, and later released he allegedly told hotel employees “I just murdered my wife, I’m heavily armed and very dangerous.” When police arrived at Pearson’s home in Lenexa, KS, they found a note with a diagram of where he took Sylvia. Following the diagram to the Lost Bridge area of Garfield, AR, near a water tank next to the Whitney Mountain Lodge, police found Sylvia’s body. After her body was found, they caught back up with Pearson in Kansas City, KS where he raised a rifle and shot at officers. Officers returned fire ultimately killing Pearson. According to reports, there had been multiple domestic violence charges filed on Pearson and one as recently as November 2018.

Age: 49 *

 

Charles Gant

August 17, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation around 2a.m. in a neighborhood just east of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. When officers arrived, they found Charles Gant shot, he died on scene before being able to be transported to a local hospital. While on scene, Jessica Henson, Gant’s girlfriend, told officers that the two of them had been arguing when Gant was shot. Police arrested Henson and charged her with second-degree murder.

Age: 33 *

Kevondre Williams

August 19, 2019

Blytheville (Mississippi County)

A Blytheville City worker who was mowing, found a body on the 2400 block of South Elm in Blytheville, and contacted authorities. When police arrived, they found Kevondre Williams dead, wrapped in a blanket and carpet in the ditch. According to family members, they dropped Williams off at an apartment complex where is “secret boyfriend”, Jervontae Cox lived. Cox denied having seen Williams recently but when investigators went to his apartment, they found dried blood splatter on the porch wall, a sheet soaking in bleach in the bathtub, and pillow shams that matched the blanket Williams was found in. Cox was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm by a certain person and tampering with evidence. Cox’s friend Devon Rainey and his girlfriend, Mariah Diamond were also arrested in the murder of Williams for helping Cox.

Age: 23 *

 

Derrick Goodman

August 25, 2019

Sweet Home (Pulaski County)

A 911 call around 11 a.m. reported that there were family members fighting on Neely Rd. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Derrick Goodman lying on the gravel driveway and his son, Bryant Goodman, covered in blood near Derrick. Law enforcement found a bloody rock near Derrick and believe it was the murder weapon. While Bryant was being arrested, he told authorities, “I had to defend myself.” Bryant is charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 65

 

Rachel King

September 3, 2019

Booneville (Logan County)

Booneville Police Department responded to a call regarding a domestic disturbance just after 8 a.m.  at a home on East South St. When officers arrived on scene, they found Rachel King, dead. When questioned, Rachel’s boyfriend, Morgan Weatherford, admitted to strangling, hitting her head on the ground, and shooting Rachel. All three of Rachel’s children were inside the home when their mother died.  Weatherford was arrested and charged with murder in the first degree.

Age: 22 *

Felecia Channell

September 6, 2019

Jonesboro (Craighead County)

Felecia Channell’s neighbor reported her missing around 6:45 p.m. after she had not picked her kids up from school, once clearing the call Jonesboro Police Department was called back out to Floyd Street around 7:30 p.m. after a family member had gained entry into Channell’s locked home and found her on the floor of the bedroom. JPD said that Channell was lying face down with a plastic bag covering her head and had an electrical cord tied around her hands behind her back. Robert Robinson Jr., Channell’s boyfriend, was arrested a few days later and charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Age: 33 *

 

Allah-u Akbar

September 7, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

A 9-year-old little girl called 911 and told them that her father, Allah-u Akbar was in their motel room dead. When Little Rock Police Department arrived on scene, they found Akbar on the motel room floor, alive but bleeding from stab wounds. After Akbar was transferred to UAMS, the little girl told officers that it was a woman named “Shay” was her father’s girlfriend and that she had stabbed her father during an argument. The next day, Sunday, Shavonne Britton was arrested and charged with first-degree battery. Two days later around 3 a.m., Akbar succumbed to his injuries and died. Britton’s charges were upgraded to first-degree murder.

Age: 56 *

 

Dora Freeman

September 23, 2019

Onia (Stone County)

Stone County deputies responded to a call for help from Nathaniel Freeman inside his home on Lee Hill Road. When deputies arrived, they found Nathaniel and his wife, Dora Freeman, with gunshot wounds. Dora was pronounced dead at the scene and Nathaniel was transferred to a nearby hospital. When authorities found Dora there was a revolver in her right hand. The State Medical Examiner in Little Rock examined Dora and her wounds and concluded that the revolver found in her right hand could not have been manipulated enough to provide reason to where her wounds were and ruled her death a homicide. Witnesses told investigators that Dora was planning on leaving Nathaniel that day. Nathaniel was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Age: 46 *

Evelyn McGraw

September 26, 2019

Gravette (Benton County)

Gravette Police Department was called out to a report of multiple shots fired at a home on Rocky Dell Road. When officers arrived, they found 2 people inside the home dead from gunshot wounds. After further investigations, Gravette PD believe that Michael Sales shot his girlfriend, Evelyn McGraw and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide. McGraw was a dedicated volunteer for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter in Rogers.

Age: 55 *

 

Angela Sebring

October 5, 2019

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Pine Bluff Police Department identified a woman’s car and her body that was found under an overpass. Larry Tanner contacted law enforcement and told them that his stepson, Daniel Jones, had come to his residence with he and his girlfriend, Angela Sebring’s two-year-old son, and told him that he had “done something real bad to his girlfriend, Angela because she was provoking him.” Four days later, Jones was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 40 *

 

Susie “Maedean” Bryan

October 21, 2019

Center Ridge (Conway County)

Conway County Sheriff’s Deputies went out to a residence of Maedean and Hank Bryan to talk to Maedean about another woman who might have been missing. Hank answered the door and told deputies that Maedean was laying down in a back bedroom, when they went to check on her, they found her badly beaten. Hank told the deputies that they had gotten into an argument but that she had tripped on a bathroom rug and that caused all of her injuries. Maedean was med flighted to UAMS where they discovered among other things, several brain bleeds, a broken jaw, and broken eye socket. Maedean succumbed to her injuries one week later and died. Hank was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 61 *

 

Kissick Lowery

October 22, 2019

North Little Rock (Pulaski County)

North Little Rock Police Department investigated a call after two people were found dead in the area of the Silver City Courts apartment complex. When officers entered the home, they found a man and woman shot to death. Reports state that William Brockman shot and killed his wife, Kissick Lowery, and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 42 *

Margie Dianne Reno

October 25, 2019

Jasper (Newton County)

Newton County Sheriff’s Department were called out by Jasper Fire Department when they found 2 people inside of their burning home, shot in the head. Based on reports and evidence from the scene, authorities said that Dianne Reno was sleeping on a cot in the living room when her son, Dustin Reno put a pillow on her head and shot her. He then shot a small dog that was on the front porch and placed the dog on the cot with his mother’s body. Dustin then went and set their house on fire and returned next to his mother and shot himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 71

 

Haley Eddings

October 29, 2019

Olvey (Boone County)

On U.S. Road 62 in Boone County a head-on collision was being investigated where both parties of the accident were pronounced dead. During the investigation, a bloody, folding knife was found on the body of one of the drivers, Austin Eddings. Four hours later, police in the Olvey area found Haley Eddings stabbed to death inside a home. Police believe that Austin killed his niece Haley and then drove his truck into oncoming traffic and killed himself.

Age: 13

 

Keyaria Thompson

November 8, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

The Little Rock Police Department was called out to several reports of shots fired on Geyer Springs Rd. When they arrived at the home where the shots were reportedly coming from officers found Keyaria Thompson and her boyfriend, Deaunte Davis shot to death. According to evidence, officers believe that Davis shot Thompson and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 20 *

 

Tammy Cloninger

November 22, 2019

Strawberry (Lawrence County)

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a residence on Highway 25 around 7 a.m. where two gunshot victims were found. Detectives on the case said that Hessie Garvin shot and killed his girlfriend, Tammy Cloninger and then turned the gun and shot himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 45 *

Alissa Reynolds

December 8, 2019

Jonesboro (Craighead County)

Jonesboro Police Department was contacted by worried family members that they had not heard from or could get in touch with Alissa Reynolds. Around 6:45 p.m. officers forced entry into Reynold’s home where they found her shot to death on her sofa, under a pile of blankets. During the investigation, detectives were able to determine that Reynold’s boyfriend, Shawn Cone had cleaned up the crime scene and had stolen items from Reynolds including her cell phones and vehicle. U.S. Customs and Border Protection tracked Cone down in Key West, Florida on his way to Cuba. CBP notified Monroe County Sheriff’s office and American Airlines where they confirmed Cone was on the plane. Cone was arrested at the airport in Key West and extradited back to Arkansas and charged with first-degree murder and seven other charges.

Age: 50 *

 

Shondra Miller

December 15, 2019

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

A 911 call made by a Little Rock Police Sergeant stating that he had gotten a call from one of the students that he mentors saying that the student’s mother had been shot. A few minutes later, Breanna Barnes called 911 saying that her girlfriend’s son told her that someone came into their house and shot his mother, Shondra Miller. When officers arrived on scene, they found Miller inside the home with a gunshot wound to her head, dead. Upon further investigation, detectives say that Miller’s 16-year-old son, Kaelon Presley, had been given a gun by a friend to hold on to. That morning, Miller said something to him that angered him, so he went and got the gun and shot her while she was sitting on the couch. He then picked up the spent shell casing, threw it in the backyard and then took Miller’s car to drop the gun off at a friend’s house. When he returned home, he met with officers. Presley said he never called 911 about his mother being shot. Presley was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Age: 37

 

Melinda Rogers

December 23, 2019

Mansfield (Sebastian County)

Arkansas State Police received a call from a Texas sheriff’s department requesting a welfare check on Melinda Rogers. The call came to ASP after Jordana Rogers was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after a Texas man was found with a bloody face. Once Jordana was arrested she requested that someone go and check on her mother, Melinda, in Mansfield, Arkansas. After Melinda was found covered in blankets on her bedroom floor and covered in blood, police charged Jordana with murder in the first degree.

Age: 57

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