APRIL 6, 2006 - Posted at 1:03 p.m. CST, posted at 2:12 p.m.
JONESBORO, AR - A Craighead County Circuit Court jury has returned with a guilty verdict against a Hardy man accused in the December 2004 shooting of Jonesboro attorney Bill Webster.
After deliberating for just under an hour, jurors returned with a guilty verdict late this morning on the charge of Criminal Intent to Commit Capital Murder with a Firearm against 51-year-old Allen Evans. Judge Victor Hill upheld the jury's recommended sentence of a total of 45 years in the state Department of Corrections, plus a $15,000 fine.
On December 27, 2004, Evans shot and seriously wounded Webster, a former longtime municipal judge in Jonesboro, outside his Franklin Street law office.
K8 News will have more information on the conclusion of today's trial tonight at six.