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High Court Upholds Conviction of Bono Man in Wife's Death

MARCH 25, 2004 - Posted at 11:14 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld the capital murder conviction of and life sentence for a Bono man.  Kirby Joe Coggin was convicted of shooting his wife and stuffing her body in a tool box.  Coggin claimed that the state failed to prove that he acted with premeditation in the December 2001 death of Carolyn Coggin.  He also said police failed to show probable cause in obtaining a warrant.

Prosecutors say Coggin shot his wife, wrapped her body in plastic and hid the body inside a tool box at a Walnut Ridge storage unit.  A tip led police to the storage unit weeks later.

Coggin had told a newspaper that he saw his wife at a store parking lot, but told jurors that the two struggled over a gun and that a shot hit his wife.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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