Trial Begins For Bentonville Man Accused In Shooting

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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On Sept. 23, 2011, Brian Clapper shot and killed John Bevill Jr. One shot was in the groin and a second, the death shot, was in the arm and chest. The same night, Clapper, 31, Bentonville, Ark., also shot Kendrick Long, 23, of Carthage, once in the arm. Those facts were undisputed by the defense during the opening stages of Clapper’s first-degree murder trial that began Wednesday morning in McDonald County Circuit Court. What the defense did question was whether Clapper’s shooting of the two victims was a crime.

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