Jury trail scheduled in Springdale murder case

Posted: September 14, 2018 at 2:31 p.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green today scheduled a jury trial to begin Jan. 10 for a Springdale man accused of killing his roommate.

Mei Ka Sin, 24, is charged with capital murder. He previously pleaded not guilty.

Sin is accused of acting with premeditation and deliberation in the death of Rwabuzisoni Daniel. Daniel died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to court documents. Sin faces life imprisonment without parole if he is convicted.

An anonymous caller on July 17, 2017 reported to Springdale police that someone had been shot. Officers found Daniel, 21, dead in one of the units at Chapel Ridge Apartments, 5323 N. Oak St. The area is in the portion of Springdale in Benton County.

Another roommate told police he saw Sin and Daniel fight and Sin shot Daniel and then left, according to the probable cause affidavit.

A second witness told police she was in the apartment and saw Sin follow Daniel into a bedroom, according to the affidavit. She heard arguing and then gunshots. She told police Sin was holding a hunting rifle, according to affidavit.

Police found spent shell casings on a bedroom floor and a shell casing in the bathroom.

Sin is being held without bail in the Benton County Jail.

NW News on 09/15/2018