- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Pulaski County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the death of a Jacksonville firefighter who was struck by a van the man was driving.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1a5a3Mn ) the jury deliberated about three hours Thursday before finding 49-year-old Bryce Allen guilty and guilty of two counts of second-degree criminal attempt to commit murder.

Allen was charged with first-degree murder in the March 19, 2012 collision that killed Jacksonville Fire Department Capt. Donald Jones. He was also charged with injuring fire engineer Jason Bowmaster and police officer Daniel DiMatteo in the collision at the scene of an accident on Arkansas 161 in Jacksonville.

Allen had pleaded insanity and defense attorneys argued that he was impaired by bipolar disorder at the time of the collision.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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