Ark. Supreme Court upholds murder convictions in Russellville salvage yard case

Ark. Supreme Court upholds murder convictions in Russellville salvage yard case

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder convictions of an inmate serving life in prison for the deaths of two men whose bodies were found inside a crushed vehicle at a salvage yard.

Justices on Thursday upheld the convictions of Tyler Barefield, who was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole for the slayings of Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt. The men were fatally shot, and their bodies were found crushed inside a vehicle at a salvage yard owned by Barefield’s family in Russellville.

Barefield’s attorneys had argued the lower court should have allowed evidence that they argued would have backed up his defense that the men were slain by someone else.

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