West Memphis Man Charged in Weekend Double Murder

AUGUST 1, 2005 - Posted at 1:17 p.m. CDT, updated at 3:27 p.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - A West Memphis man has been arrested for an apparent double murder that occured in his hometown over the weekend.

Police say 48-year-old Nathan Barber turned himself into authorities Sunday morning, after allegedly shooting and killing Darryl White and Thomas White Saturday night outside the Easy Way FoodMart on South 18 street Saturday night.  The Whites were brothers, and police Barber was friends with the two victims.

Barber is charged with two counts of first degree murder, and a West Memphis District Court judge set bond for the suspect at $1 million this morning.

Authorities are not yet sure what led to the shooting, and the incident remains under investigation.