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October 18, 2017

​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman


​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman Judge grants request to drop all charges…


​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

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WEBVTT BRETT RAINS, LIVEFOR US IN CRAWFORD COUNTY.BRETT, THIS IS BIG.BRETT: I TALKED TO THE SPECIALPROSECUTOR, AND HE SAID THEREWAS NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GET ACONVICTION, SO RICKEY DALENEWMAN, ALL CHARGES DROPPED.IN COURT, POLICE SAY HIS VICTIMWAS DISMEMBERED AND THAT HERINTERNAL ORGANS HAD BEENREMOVED.NOW, JUST MOMENTS AGO, THESPECIAL PROSECUTOR SAID THESTATE SUPREME COURT THREW OUTNEWM’S MULTIPLE CONFESSIONS TOPOLICE, AND THERE WAS SIMPLY NOTENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GET ACONVICTION IN COURT, AND THEPROSECUTOR SAYS HE HAS NO DOUBTIN HIS MIND THAT NEWMANCOMMITTED MURDER.I BELIEVE THE POLICE DID FINDTHE RIGHT PERSON, AND RICKEY ISTHE PERSON WHO MURDERED HER.HOWEVER, AGAIN, THE SUPREMECOURT WAS REALLY CLEAR THATBASED ON HIS MENTAL ILLNESSESAND DEFECTS IN HIT — IN THEIROPINION, ALL OF THE EVIDENCE HADTO BE SUPPRESSED, SO WE DID NOTHAVE ANY EVIDENCE.BRETT: AND THIS AFTERNOON, WECAN TELL YOU THAT NEWMAN SIMPLYWALKED OUT OF THE DOORS OF THEWOFFORD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.THAT IS WHERE HE HAS BEEN HELDSINCE 2014.

​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

Former death row inmate Rickey Dale Newman was set free in Crawford County today.

Circuit Judge Gary Cottrell approved a request to dismiss charges against the once admitted and convicted murderer.

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Special Prosecutor Ron Fields pointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that because of mental diseases and defects, Newman’s confessions were deemed inadmissible in the 2001 murder of Marie Cholette. He’s been in custody since confessing to killing and dismembering her in February 2001. Stay with 40/29 News for more information as it becomes available.


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News ​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

​Judge grants request to drop all charges against confessed murderer Rickey Dale Newman

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