Arkansas man arrested in death of girlfriend’s father

Arkansas man arrested in death of girlfriend’s father
Handcuffs on desk (Source: WALB)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Washington County authorities say a 22-year-old Fayetteville man has been arrested on a murder warrant in the stabbing death of a man believed to be the father of the suspect’s girlfriend.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Cantrell says Samuel Appling was arrested shortly before midnight Thursday when he collapsed while running from the scene where 53-year-old John Hurlburt was found dead in his home.

Cantrell says Hurlburt called authorities to report he used a stun gun on a would-be burglar, then hit the man in the head with a weight. Cantrell says Hurlburt identified the man as his daughter’s boyfriend, then stopped talking and could be heard screaming for help.

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