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Man pleads guilty to Newton County woman's slaying

A man has pleaded guilty in the shotgun slaying of a Newton County woman whose body was dumped in a swimming hole in Johnson County.

JASPER, Ark. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in the shotgun slaying of a Newton County woman whose body was dumped in a swimming hole in Johnson County.

Prosecutors on Monday agreed to let 48-year-old Jackie Len Campbell of Vendor plead guilty to second-degree murder for shooting 40-year-old Alice Lloyd of Hasty in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun. Campbell was originally charged with capital murder.

A judge sentenced Campbell to 36 years in prison.

The Baxter Bulletin reports Campbell allegedly killed Lloyd in his home in Vendor, then took the body to the Fort Douglas area of Johnson County and dumped the corpse in Piney Creek. Authorities later found the car burned.


 

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