- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A man charged with killing a woman inside her business in Boone County has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in the case.

The Harrison Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1vZ1eYr ) that 61-year-old Donald Clay Biles was sentenced Tuesday after entering the plea in Boone County Circuit Court.

Biles was charged in the July strangulation of 75-year-old Lorraine Carte inside Ozark Emporium at Bear Creek Springs. Biles was later arrested near Bergman following a traffic stop.

Biles apologized following his sentencing.

Carte’s son, Rick Carte, said the life sentence is the best outcome because he believes a convict sentenced to death could remain on death row for decades.

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Information from: Harrison Daily Times, https://www.harrisondaily.com


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