Arkansas man convicted of murder, sentenced to life

Arkansas man convicted of murder, sentenced to life

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Tevarius Green was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to the Mississippi County Circuit Court.

Testimony got underway Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the trial of Green. Jury selection started on Tuesday and the trial wrapped up shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Green, 24, of Goshen was convicted of killing Charles Daniel Goodwin of Blytheville. Goodwin was found with a gunshot wound to the head on July 7, 2013, in the 500-block of East Cherry Street. Police also said they found his personal belongings had been taken from his pockets.

According to police records filed in Blytheville District Court, two days after the murder, a witness told officers that Goodwin was playing a video game inside a bedroom when Green entered the bedroom. The witness told officers that he heard a gunshot before Green left the room.

"The witness stated Green looked at him and stated, 'Are we good," then exited the residence," police records indicated.

On July 12, 2013, another witness told officers that he saw the victim get into a heated argument with Green, records stated.

After the shooting, police believe Green left the state and went to Elkhart, Indiana, where he was found hiding in the basement of a friend's home on August 12, 2013.

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