Jury trial rescheduled in Siloam Springs man's murder case

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 1:02 a.m.

Ted Charles Meehan

BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man accused of killing his father will not go on trial next week.

Ted Charles Meehan, 31, has pleaded not guilty to capital murder.

The jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, but Circuit Judge Robin Green granted a motion from both sides to reschedule.

Erwin Davis, Meehan's attorney, said during a hearing Wednesday he recently received new information from prosecutors and needed additional time.

Green scheduled jury selection to begin March 5.

Davis told the judge prosecutors made two plea offers and he needed to discuss the latest offer with his client.

Meehan was arrested Sept. 13, 2016, and is being held in the Benton County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Tim Meehan Sr., 55, was found dead in his bedroom in his home at 15554 Airport Road, just east of Siloam Springs, on Dec. 26, 2014. He was shot once in the head.

The coroner estimated time of death at 8 p.m. Dec. 25, 2014, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Benton County Sheriff's Office detectives believe Meehan was the only other person at the home when his father was killed, according to court documents.

Meehan denied killing his father in interviews with detectives. He described a nightmare he had about his father and told a detective he worries every day he will be sent to hell, according to court documents.

Prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty.

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NW News on 02/01/2018