Violent crimes: Arkansas man accused of stabbing wife

A man in Mountain Home is facing murder charges after police say his estranged wife was murdered on March 13. The 43-year-old Arkansas man, who allegedly has a history of violent crimes, has been arrested and is currently in custody with no bond set. Violent crimes of this nature, understandably, carry serious criminal consequences. 

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in a county court, the man was allegedly holding a knife when he entered a store where his estranged wife worked. Video surveillance captured at the scene reportedly shows the man dragging the woman outside the store before apparently stabbing her several times. Employees at the store say the woman re-entered the store bleeding. She was rushed to a local hospital where she later died. 

The wife had apparently filed for a protection order against her estranged husband, who she claimed had assaulted her in the past as well as breaking into her home and stalking her. The protection order had been slated to be in effect until February of next year. The man now stands charged with capital murder, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and violation of a protection order. 

Violent crimes carry a harsh penalty in Arkansas. If the man is found guilty, he could face considerable jail time. However, he is still entitled to face the charges filed against him with a criminal defense attorney who can help to build a case in his defense. Depending on the specifics of the case, there are several avenues defense lawyers can take to help represent the man in defending against such serious accusations. 

Source: nwaonline.com, "Murder count filed in stabbing of wife", Bill Bowden, March 23, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers Only Arkansan

    Since 1983

  • AV AV Preeminent tm Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

    For Over 25 years

  • The Best Lawyers In America

    Since 2005

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Past President 08-09 NACDL 1958
  • ARA JOURNAL 9TH ANNUAL BLAWG 100 2015

    ABA Journal Top
    100 Lawyer Blog
    2015-2016

  • Rated By Super Lawyers TOP 50 Arkansas SuperLawers.com

    Since 2006

  • Norml Legal Committee Life Time Member

    Since 1987

Contact Our Office Now

Contact John Wesley Hall Today

You deserve to have a fighting chance in your legal matter. Contact John Wesley Hall in Little Rock at 501-371-9131. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

Privacy Policy

1202 Main Street | Suite 210 | Little Rock, AR 72202 | Phone: 501-371-9131 | Fax: 501-378-0888 | Little Rock Law Office Map