Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pearcy Massacre Trial: Conway Guilty

By David in TN
June 17, 2011, at 11:00:15 P.M. EDT.

After three hours of deliberation Friday night, a Garland County jury on Friday found Samuel Conway guilty on five counts of murder in the deaths of five people in Pearcy, Arkansas. Jurors will decide the punishment on Saturday.

Conway was accused in the November 2009 deaths of Edward Gentry Sr., Edward Gentry Jr., Pam Gentry, Jeremy Gentry and Kristen Warneke, Jeremy Gentry’s girlfriend.

The prosecution said Conway and co-defendant Jeremy Pickney broke into the family’s home, killed them and set fire to the residence. Pickney will be tried separately.

The authorities called it a “botched robbery,” a catch-all for this kind of crime.

Conways’ attorney, Pat Aydelott, according to the AP story linked above, couldn’t be reached for comment Friday night.

Note that the testimony of Conway’s friends and relatives helped bring about the conviction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He received 7 life sentences plus 90 years in prison