Jeremy Pickney is charged with five counts of capital murder. The prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty in what is called a “home robbery.” Pickney's co-defendant, Samuel Conway, was convicted in June and sentenced to “life in prison.” A third suspect in the killings, Marvin Stringer, was shot dead after firing on police at a motel while resisting arrest a week after the killings.
The five victims are 80-year old Edward Gentry Sr; 56-year old Edward Gentry Jr.; 52-year old Pam Gentry; 24-year old Jeremy Gentry; and Jeremy’s girlfriend, 19-year old Kristen Warneke. The older man was found in a Pearcy home while the others were found inside a burning mobile home next door.
Nicholas Stix writes: Note that, while Arkansas is officially a death penalty state, capital punishment has apparently been unofficially abolished, at least where black mass murderers are concerned.
Yes, we’ve given a racist atrocity that, according to The Pretend Encyclopedia/Wikipedia never happened, enough coverage to have an archive on the subject.]