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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Home intrusion slaying

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 7:52 AM

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This came overnight from LRPD:

Communications received a 911 call at 9:42 p.m. from 5209 Holly Springs. The child caller advised that his mother had been shot.  Officers responded and found Ms. Sonya Ratliff, black female, DOB 8-15-76 deceased from several gunshot wounds.  Witnesses, the children, advised that a black male forced his way threw the back door, entered the house and began shooting their mother.  The ages for the children are 2, 8 and 12.  They were taken to the Detective Division to be question.  Officers do believe Ms. Ratliff knew her attacker.

UPDATE: Police are seeking John Wesley Jackson Jr. (photo above) in the slaying. He's 33, reportedly lives on East 20th Street and is "known to frequent Southwest Little Rock and the East End." He's identified as Ratliff's ex-boyfriend.

Meanwhile, TV trucks were set up on Club Road this morning for a report on the Today show about the Anne Pressly case. Now that the info is out, they'll presumably talk about the use of Pressly's credit card at the Shell station at Ninth and I-30 between 3 and 4 a.m. Monday morning, shortly before she was discovered beaten.

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