- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A Sedgwick man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges in the stabbing death of an Egypt man.

The Jonesboro Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1GlFldZ ) that 23-year-old David Ferguson was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery and hindering apprehension in the death of 78-year-old Silva Joe Fry.

Prosecutors offered the plea deal after Circuit Judge Brent Davis ruled that four of seven police interrogations of Ferguson could not be used.

Davis ruled that three interviews couldn’t be used because officers questioned Ferguson rather than taking him before a judge in a timely manner and that one interview came after Ferguson requested an attorney.

Co-defendant Elizabeth McKnatt previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Fry’s death and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, https://www.jonesborosun.com

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