Teen Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Mammoth Spring Death - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Salem, AR

Teen Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Mammoth Spring Death

AUGUST 11, 2006 - Posted at 7:55 a.m. CDT

 

SALEM, AR - A guilty plea to manslaughter has netted a Mammoth Spring teenager a six-year prison sentence in the 2005 shooting death of another teenager in that town.

Stephen J. Smith, 18, pleaded guilty Monday just before his murder trial was to have started in Fulton County Circuit Court at Salem.  Judge Tim Weaver sentenced him to six years in the May 25, 2005, death of 14-year-old Joshua Mullins.

Smith had originally been charged with first-degree murder.

According to prosecutors, Smith shot Mullins in the head from close range with a 20-gauge shotgun at Smith's home near Mammoth Spring.  Smith had previously admitted he shot Mullins but said it was an accident.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkids Pediatric Day Centers to host open house

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers to host open house

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:39 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:39:20 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 6:02 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:02:00 GMT

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers hosts an open house this weekend at their new Jonesboro location.

    Arkids Pediatric Day Centers hosts an open house this weekend at their new Jonesboro location.

  • AHTD plans to widen Highway 49

    AHTD plans to widen Highway 49

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:36:43 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:41:29 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Since the early 1990’s, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has worked to widen Highway 49 and now, they are moving forward with continuing that project.

    Since the early 1990’s, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has worked to widen Highway 49 and now, they are moving forward with continuing that project.

  • Debate continues over healthcare, Medicaid funding

    Debate continues over healthcare, Medicaid funding

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:51:11 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:17:36 GMT
    Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas (Source: KAIT)Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas (Source: KAIT)

    The current debate over healthcare in the United States has included discussions over the future of the Medicaid program. 

    The current debate over healthcare in the United States has included discussions over the future of the Medicaid program. 

Powered by Frankly