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Paragould Man Accused of Pushing Brother into Path of Train Due in Court

PARAGOULD, AR - A Paragould man is to be arraigned tomorrow on a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly rolled his unconscious brother onto railroad tracks as a train approached.

Barry Gene Nelson, 46, is accused in the Friday night death of his brother, 57-year-old Larry Dewayne Nelson.

Paragould police say Larry Nelson was lying unconscious near Union Pacific tracks when his brother allegedly pushed him into the train's path near the Lake Street crossing in east Paragould.

It wasn't clear why Larry Nelson was not conscious.  His body was sent to the state Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.

Barry Nelson has also been charged with terroristic threatening, but police wouldn't elaborate on what led to the charge. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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