Region 8 man accused of murder ruled unfit for trial

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man accused of murder has been turned over to the Arkansas State Mental Hospital.

According to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office, Cornelius Johnson was found unfit to stand trial, and was reprimanded to the hospital.

Johnson was accused of shooting Verlee Harris Jr., to death on October 2, 2010.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, Harris was killed around 7pm at the Melrose Apartment Complex at 307 Melrose Street on October 2.

Police say Johnson and Harris were arguing, when Johnson picked up a gun and shot Harris, who later died.

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