05-23-2014, 08:36 AM #1
AR - Dawn 'LeAnn' Frazier, 32, stabbed to death, Tontitown, 21 May 2014
This is such a sad sad case. Atkins, accused of her murder, claims he was forced to kill her over stolen drugs. The person he says forced him is apparently related to LeAnn (I haven't seen this in the news yet only in comments and on FB pages).
The comments on the facebook pages for these news outlets are heartbreaking.
05-23-2014, 04:02 PM #2Former Member
Police said the altercation between Atkins and Frazier was centered on drugs. Atkins ran the woman down and stabbed her in the throat until she was dead, according to court documents.
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The documents state another man coaxed the murder suspect on and threatened to kill him if he did not kill the woman
05-28-2014, 04:38 PM #3
12-30-2014, 11:34 AM #4
Frazier’s family said they do not know Hedges, but said they hope someone does so they can have some closure.
“My son was not supposed to tell me this, but he said, 'Mom, every bone in her face was broken,'” said Joyce Stout, Frazier’s mother...
“They wouldn’t give us the option on what kind of service we could have for her, it has to be closed casket,” said Kay Stout Styer, Frazier’s sister.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department said 34-year-old Anthony Lewis Hedges has been found and arrested in Texas. Hedges was wanted by authorities as an accomplice in the murder of a Tontitown woman...
In the arrest warrant, authorities said Hedges called Frazier a "snitch" and pointed a gun at Brock Atkins - who is the man accused of stabbing Frazier. Hedges then told Atkins to kill her and blocked the doorway, authorities said.
The jury trial for Brock Atkins, 19, was scheduled to begin Monday in Washington County Circuit Court, but now that he has a new lawyer, Fayetteville attorney Drew Ledbetter, the trial won’t take place until after Jan. 1, officials said.
Atkins remains in the Washington County Detention Center without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website.
05-22-2015, 09:11 PM #5The family is seeking a law to prevent authorities from using citizen confidential informants. The family has titled the proposal “LeAnn’s Law.”
The petition states that police officers are trained to gather information in criminal cases, but unqualified citizens who lack weapons, protection or training are not prepared for the risk. However, criminal suspects will take the risk to lessen the charges against them, the petition states.
11-12-2015, 12:38 PM #6
Brock Atkins plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
A Tontitown man pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.
From the same article:
A second man, Lewis Anthony "Tony" Hedges Jr., 35, of Springdale was named as a suspect and arrested near Texarkana, Texas, after the murder.
Hedges was returned to Arkansas and initially charged with being an accomplice to capital murder, but that charge was later dropped. Hedges still faces a charge of hindering apprehension and has a Nov. 17 court date pending.
01-06-2016, 12:52 AM #7
From November 18:
The prosecutor dropped the hindering apprehension charge against Lewis Anthony Hedges, 35, citing insufficient evidence, the prosecutor’s office said.
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