AR Supreme Court denies convicted Blytheville man's appeal

AR Supreme Court denies convicted Blytheville man's appeal
Jimmy Northern (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)
Jimmy Northern (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Supreme Court announced Thursday it would not overturn the sentence of a Blytheville man convicted of murder.

A jury found Tevarius Tevon Green guilty in the 2013 shooting death of Daniel Goodwin, Jr. and sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In his appeal, Green claimed the Mississippi County Circuit Court "abused its discretion by admitting into evidence a photograph of the victim at the crime scene."

Green argued the photograph should have been excluded because it was "unduly gruesome and was more prejudicial than probative in value," the appeal stated.

The state Supreme Court rejected Green's claims, stating the circuit court did not abuse its discretion and "no prejudicial error has been found."

In an unrelated case, the Arkansas Supreme Court denied Jimmy Northern's petition for review.

In 2014, a Mississippi County jury convicted Northern in the murder of Thomas Essig and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

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