LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Walnut Ridge man faces upgraded charges following a shooting last December.
According to Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce, 57-year-old Gary Lee Fears was charged with murder in the first degree on Monday. The Class Y felony is punishable by 10 – 40 years or Life in prison.
Fears also faces felony enhancement charges for being a felon in possession of a weapon and committing a felony offense in the presence of a child, Boyce stated in a news release.
He could be sentenced up to 25 additional years if convicted on those enhanced charges.
Angel Blackshear was found dead inside the kitchen of Fears' home when police arrived.