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Arkansas man allegeldy kills wife's uncle, family believes more people involved in murder

arkansas man killed by nieces husband family believes more people involved
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Jul. 21 2021, Published 11:41 a.m. ET

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A 62-year-old Arkansas man was killed and now police say his niece’s husband has been arrested in connection to the murder.

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On July 15, police said Charles Phillips, 62, was found dead in a ditch and his killing was caught on the surveillance video of a neighbor.

According to authorities, Earthly Coleman, 51, was the main suspect, but he was hiding out in Benton, Arkansas.

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Detectives established surveillance at a residence in Benton and found Coleman, police said.

Police waited for him to leave the home and patrol officers stopped the vehicle he was in and arrested him, officials said.

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According to Frankie Stigger, Phillip’s niece, she believes more people are involved in her uncle’s death, but she is happy and relieved Coleman was arrested, KATV reported.

Coleman was charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Phillips and was transported to the Saline County Jail to await extradition to Stuttgart, Arkansas, police said.

Officials said Coleman has a lengthy criminal past and he will be booked into the Arkansas County Jail.


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