Update: Swain guilty of accomplice to capital murder, kidnapping

Posted: January 15, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Updated: January 15, 2014 at 5:34 p.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Heather Carlene Swain, left, one of four Prairie Grove residents charged in the beating death of Ronnie Lee Bradley, sits with her attorney Tyler Benson on Monday in a courtroom at the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville.

Heather Swain was found guilty about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday of being an accomplice to capital murder and kidnapping Ronnie Lee Bradley.

Legal Lingo

Medical Examiner

A public official charged with investigating all sudden, suspicious, unexplained, or unnatural deaths within the area of his or her appointed jurisdiction. Medical examiners determine such things as the positive identification of a corpse, the time of death, whether death occurred at the location where the corpse was found, and the manner and cause of death. They conduct autopsies and other medical tests to determine any or all of the details of death.

Source: The Legal Dictionary

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