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Supreme Court affirms sentence of Robert Friar

Robert Friar (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office) Robert Friar (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the sentence of Robert Friar, according to a press release from the Prosecuting Attorney of the Third Judicial District Henry Boyce.

The Supreme Court affirmed Friar's life in prison without parole plus 165 years sentence on Thursday.

A Jackson County jury convicted Friar in June 2015 for the 2013 shooting death of Tacquari Briggs.

Briggs was lying in bed with her mother, Delana Aquirre, who was also shot three times, and her brother.

The jury also convicted Friar of two counts of attempted capital murder.

The release said that Friar stood outside Aquirre’s bedroom window and fired seven shots into the bedroom.

Prosecutors argued the motivation of the shooting was jealousy.

Friar was also charged with seven counts of committing a terroristic act.

Oral arguments in this case were held during the Supreme Court’s “Appeals on Wheels” at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on April 28.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge argued the case before the Supreme Court.

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