Murder of Rogers man draws 30-year term

Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.

Darin Michael Etherton, 28, of Pea Ridge is escorted to a patrol car after pleading guilty to first degree murder in connection with the death of Brent Test. Etherton was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A Pea Ridge man was sentenced to 30 years is prison after admitting to killing a man. Darin Michael Etherton, 28, stood in court Friday morning and admitted his guilt in the 2011 murder of Brent Test. Etherton pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree. He was originally charged with capital murder, but agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge under a plea agreement his attorney Drew Miller reached with Chief Deputy Prosecutor Stuart Cearley.

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Is Van Stone getting lazy? Why a plead? This man KILLED another human and the prosecutors office pleads him out.

Come on Stone, whats up?

Posted by: DNC

September 29, 2012 at 6:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

this is an outrage on justice. SHOT the man twice in the head and is not facing the death penalty. out on parole in 21 years??? This is a crazy country we live in and most countries wouldn't tolerate how our judicial system works because it doesn't !! This guy is trash. Yet we feed him and the taxpayers are the ones that have to pay for his crime.

Posted by: oldrustynut

September 29, 2012 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perhaps there was a question of intent? That's why we've got various degrees of criminal liability... .

Posted by: CaptainQuint

September 29, 2012 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )