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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Twelve-year-old boy charged with capital murder in Fouke

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 8:08 AM

A homicide last week in Fouke involving a 12-year-old boy alleged to have shot a convenience store clerk is making national news. The Washington Post reports:
The town of Fouke, Ark., has not seen a homicide in at least a quarter of a century.

That’s according to Terry Purvis, a longtime resident and Fouke’s mayor.

All changed last week, when the death of a 21-year-old convenience store clerk rocked the town of less than 900 people. The suspect: a 12-year-old boy now charged with capital murder.

Police believe the boy targeted Christa Shockley and shot her with a pistol. Her death is the first violent crime that Purvis has seen in more than 25 years.

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