Jury Selected In Fort Smith Machete Murder Case

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) - The jury was selected Thursday in the capital murder case of a Fort Smith man accused of killing two others with a machete, according to Sebastian County Circuit Judge Stephen Tabor's office.

Jury selection was scheduled to take place Thursday and Friday, but the full jury was selected before the close of business Thursday. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Kinsey was charged with two counts of capital murder in June 2013 deaths of Brandon Prince and Nathan Young.

Authorities found the two men dead from extensive cuts outside a duplex on North D street near downtown. Investigators ruled that Kinsey killed both of them with a machete he was carrying at the time of his arrest. During his investigation, Kinsey told authorities he was walking home from the Dollar Store when he was approached by the group of three men who became argumentative.

Kinsey told police he attacked Prince and Young after he told them to back off and felt they wouldn't let him go. Kinsey's been behind bars, without bond, at the Sebastian County Detention Center since his arrest that night.

Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue is seeking the death penalty in this case.

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4 comments

  • BobyourHeadon this

    There is no way he’s innocent… he killed them. Unfortunately for him, just seeing him is gonna convince a jury. Dude looks deeply troubled. Meaning he probably did something to deserve being harassed. Considering there was three of them, he didn’t get injured, and he was already armed with a machete it seems pretty obvious he knew it was coming. “Self defence” or “insanity” are the only reasonable comebacks of a person in denial… just be glad he didn’t get you.

  • Mark Smith

    Man is clearly deranged. Arkansas is GUILTY of not fulfilling it’s obligation to the Mentally Ill. Looks should have nothing to do with it – in an impartial Justice System where the rights of the individual are maintained. Oh, I forgot, this is Arkansas (48th in the country in Education) where a Judge can doop the people into thinking he just had a heart condition.

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