Files detail lead-up to slaying of Italian citizen in west Little Rock

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: November 6, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

A 32-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting an Italian citizen after the victim went to a west Little Rock apartment complex to buy marijuana, according to court documents released Friday.

Andre Lamonte Jackson, 32, and Fanicqua Blalock, 24, face charges in the killing of 31-year-old Carlo Marigliano, an Italian who was shot and killed in July at The Berkley Apartments, 1601 N. Shackleford Road.

The court documents, which provided new information about the fatal shooting July 28, revealed that Blalock's 17-year-old sister said she was grazed by a bullet during the incident.

Charina Fort, 31, was arrested previously in connection to the death, but the Pulaski County prosecuting attorney's office has decided not to pursue charges against Fort, according to chief deputy prosecutor John Johnson. He declined to comment on the specifics of the case.

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Jackson, the accused shooter, and Blalock each face one count of capital murder and aggravated robbery.

The affidavit shows that the lead-up to Marigliano's death started at a Motel 6 at 10524 W. Markham St., where Marigliano was seen on surveillance video talking with people in a maroon 1997 Toyota Avalon owned by Fort's mother.

During the investigation, police developed Blalock and her 17-year-old sister as potential witnesses, the affidavit said.

In an Aug. 3 interview with Little Rock detectives, Blalock said she and the 17-year-old were at the motel with two people they later identified as Fort and Jackson, according to the affidavit.

While at the motel, Blalock told police, Marigliano approached Jackson and wanted to buy marijuana, documents said.

Fort and Jackson left the motel and returned, telling Marigliano that "he would have to go with them to buy the marijuana," according to Blalock. She said Marigliano also had asked about paying the 17-year-old for "sexual favors," according to the affidavit.

The 17-year-old, who was interviewed by police Aug. 3, said Marigliano followed them to the west Little Rock apartment complex, and she got in the passenger seat of his vehicle once they arrived, according to the affidavit.

"[She] advised that while she was sitting in the passenger's seat, Mr. Jackson approached the victim's vehicle and displayed a silver handgun," the affidavit said.

The teenager told police Jackson demanded money before shooting Marigliano, the documents said. Marigliano's vehicle then crashed into a wall and the teen fled the scene in Fort's maroon vehicle, according to the affidavit.

The teenager was grazed by a bullet during the incident and showed police the bruising caused by the gunfire, the affidavit said.

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The affidavit also said the teenager identified Jackson and Fort in a photo lineup.

Blalock told police that after they arrived at the apartment complex, she went to see whether her aunt was at home, according to the document. She told police she returned and got back into the maroon vehicle with Jackson and Fort.

She said she heard Fort tell Jackson to "go on and do that," according to the affidavit. The affidavit said Blalock told police Jackson then approached Marigliano's vehicle and shot him. Marigliano's car then drove forward and hit a brick wall, Blalock told police.

"[Blalock] advised that she did not know that Mr. Jackson was going to rob or shoot the victim," according to the document.

Johnson declined to discuss any evidence against Blalock, who was arrested last month in the killing.

The affidavit said authorities matched Jackson's palm print to a latent palm print found on the outside of Marigliano's front driver's side door.

In the hours after the fatal shooting, detectives responded to the residenced of Fort's mother. The woman said her daughter had not come home that night but was driving a maroon Toyota Avalon, according to the affidavit.

Later that day, July 29, Fort called a Little Rock detective and agreed to meet with police. She called back later that day and said she wanted to reschedule, according to the document.

When told she was being called in to talk about a shooting, Fort said she knew about a shooting but did not say where the shooting had occurred, the affidavit said.

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