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Two dead, teen accused of double homicide

| Sep 21, 2018 | Violent Crimes

Violent crimes can happen unexpectedly, even for those committing them. Some may strike out at someone as a way of defending themselves, while others may accidentally shoot someone or cause them harm during a burglary. It’s worth hearing out the person responsible for injuries or deaths to determine if they were intentional and what provoked the violent act.

Take, for example, this unusual story out of Arkansas. It has been reported that a 19-year-old man has been linked to two deaths. The news report from Sept. 13 states that the teen was arrested in connection with a double homicide.

In Fort Smith, Arkansas, two elderly people were discovered dead in their home. The 79-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband may have been victims of an aggravated burglary. It’s believed the teen was involved.

The reason the 19-year-old man was connected to the case was because of a three-vehicle accident. The crash involved a pickup truck belonging to the 81-year-old man who passed away. The driver was the man’s grandson.

After this crash, the teen attempted to flee from police and was involved in a fight with a deputy. He led 30 officers on a manhunt as he disappeared into thick foliage. He was arrested shortly thereafter.

In cases like this one, it’s important for those fleeing to understand that doing this is not going to make their situation better. If you commit a violent crime, whether it’s purposeful or not, it’s in your best interests to be cooperative. You want to appear stable and be well-liked if you are to win over a judge and jury.