Breaking: McNear found guilty of reduced charges

Published 7:44 pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

After just over four hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict of “guilty” on six charges for Antonio McNear, but none of those included capital murder.

McNear was found guilty of the intentional murder of Charles Kelley and Patricia Barginere, stemming from a 2008 robbery at Kelley’s Grocery in Highland Home. ┬áHe was also found guilty of two counts of first degree robbery and one count of attempted murder.

The penalty for capital murder includes life in prison without parole or the death penalty, but intentional murder, attempted murder and first degree robbery, all Class A felonies, each carry a sentence of 20 years to life.

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