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Martinez convicted of capital murder in Springdale gang killing, given life sentence

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Springdale man showed no emotion or remorse when told Wednesday he will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Jimmy Rodriguez. Continue reading...

Martinez sentenced to life in prison in gang killing

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Rodolfo Alberto Martinez will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing Jimmy Rodriquez. Continue reading...

Martinez guilty of murder

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — A jury found Rodolfo Alberto Martinez guilty of shooting Jimmy Rodriquez to death. Continue reading...

Jury deliberating in Springdale killing

Subscriber onlyA jury considering the fate of a Springdale man charged with capital murder in a gang shooting is set to resume deliberation this morning in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Springdale murder case goes to the jury

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The fate of Rodolfo Alberto Martinez is in the juror's hands. Continue reading...

Trial begins in fatal Springdale drive-by

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — The cousin of a Springdale man who was killed in a driveby shooting pointed confidently across the courtroom Monday and identified Rodolfo Alberto Martinez as the man he saw point a gun and shoot at them. Continue reading...

Trial underway for Martinez in fatal Springdale shooting

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The cousin of a Springdale man who was killed in a drive-by shooting pointed confidently across the courtroom Monday and identified Rodolfo Alberto Martinez as the man he saw point a gun and shoot at them. Continue reading...

Jury chosen in Springdale murder trial

Rodolfo Alberto Martinez is on trial for accomplice to capital murder, other charges. Continue reading...

Murder charges dropped against Hancock

Subscriber onlyMurder charges against a homeless man accused of killing another homeless man two years ago in Walker Park were dismissed Wednesday because the case was not brought to trial in time. Continue reading...

Suits against cities moot, judge decrees

Disputed panhandling rules replaced

Subscriber only A federal judge said Tuesday that a motion for an injunction to prevent Rogers and Fort Smith from enforcing panhandling laws is moot because both cities have changed their ordinances since the lawsuit was filed. Continue reading...

Injunction in Rogers, Fort Smith panhandling case moot, judge says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A federal judge said Tuesday a motion for an injunction preventing Rogers and Fort Smith from enforcing panhandling laws is moot, because both cities changed their ordinances since the lawsuit was filed. Continue reading...

Injunction in panhandling case moot, judge says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A federal judge said Tuesday a motion for an injunction to prevent Rogers and Fort Smith from enforcing panhandling laws is moot, because both cities have changed their ordinances since the lawsuit was filed. Continue reading...

Prosecutor says there's still time to try Fayetteville murder suspect

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County prosecutors said Monday they haven't taken too long to try Jimmy Lee Hancock, who is charged with murder, and he shouldn't be released from jail. Continue reading...

Fayetteville man wants 2015 murder charge dropped, citing speedy trial rules

Subscriber onlyAn attorney for Jimmy Lee Hancock, accused in a fatal south Fayetteville stabbing, is asking the court to dismiss the charges and release Hancock, arguing prosecutors haven't brought the case to trial in a timely fashion. Continue reading...

Prosecutors request more mental testing in Fayetteville murder case

Subscriber onlyProsecutors in Washington County want a husband charged with capital murder in the death of his wife further evaluated to determine if there's a basis for suppressing his statement to police. Continue reading...

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