Jury sentences Blytheville man to 40 years in prison

Jury sentences Blytheville man to 40 years in prison

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - According to Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, a Blytheville man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder.

Anfernee Wells of Blytheville was sentenced to 40 years in prison for first-degree murder in the June 2015 death of Vincent Stone at Williams Park in Blytheville.

In a statement, Ellington said the system provided justice for the family of Stone.

"The jury was made up of four men and eight women. Judge Melissa Richardson followed the jury's recommendation of forty (40) years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections," Ellington said. "I really appreciate Curtis and Gina picking up this case with Will Thompson's recent departure for the U.S. Air Force. The worked many hours to get this case ready for this term."

The state was represented by Deputy Prosecutors Curtis Walker and Gina Knight, Ellington said, noting Wells's co-defendant, Daniel Johnson, was found guilty April 2016 by a jury and sentenced to life in prison.

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