Trial For Suspect Accused Of Killing, Burying Alma Man Set To Begin Tuesday

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The capital murder trial for a man accused of killing and burying a 19-year-old Alma man is scheduled to begin Tuesday (August 11), according to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office.

The trial for Nicholas Barrows of Rudy will begin with jury selection Tuesday morning, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Barrows and Jonathan Bridgewater were arrested June 30, 2014 after authorities, acting on a tip, found the body of Jamison Lee Plum buried in a shallow grave behind a house in Rudy, officials said. Authorities said Plum died of several gunshot wounds.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said a tip came in June 29 that a body was buried in a grave behind the house in Rudy. After serving a search warrant, deputies found Plum, Brown said.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Barrows shot the suspect in the woods on June 24 or June 25, believing he had raped someone Barrows knows. An eyewitness who heard two gunshots and screams was shown the body by Bridgewater, the affidavit states.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the prosecution is not seeking the death penalty in the case.