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Blytheville murder suspects appear in court

Cameron Wells (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Cameron Wells (Source: Blytheville Police Department)
Quadrell Dequan Bledsoe (Source: Mississippi Co. Jail via Vinelink) Quadrell Dequan Bledsoe (Source: Mississippi Co. Jail via Vinelink)
Gerome Spiller (Mississippi County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) Gerome Spiller (Mississippi County Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The three men accused of shooting and killing another man in Blytheville Monday, appeared in court Thursday. 

According to the prosecutor's office, a judge set Quadrell Bledsoe's bond at $250,000, Cameron Wells' bond at $500,000, and Gerome Spiller's bond at $100,000. 

Wells, 18, Bledsoe, 22, and Spiller, 16, were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Richard Wilkins Jr., 28. 

All three suspects turned themselves into to police.

The suspects all face a first-degree murder charge.

Officers were called out to Williams Park in the 200-block of W. McHaney Dr. Monday around 8:30 p.m. to investigate the shooting.

Witnesses, according to a probable cause affidavit, said there was a fight prior to Wilkins being shot.

The victim’s brother told investigators he had problems with the three suspects for around a month before the shooting.

The brother said he and his family were at Williams Park on Monday night when Bledsoe, Spiller, and Wells pulled up to the park. He said Spiller got out of the car with a handgun and confronted him.

The affidavit said at that time, the fight broke out. During the fight, Wells picked up a gun and pointed it the direction of the brother.

That is when, according to the affidavit, Wilkins jumped on top of his brother, Wells fired the gun, hitting Wilkins.

The brother took Wilkins to Great River Medical Center, where he later died.

The brother was able to pick Wells out of a photo lineup as the person he saw fire the gun.

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