Convicted Fort Smith Machete Killer Files Appeal
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Convicted Fort Smith machete killer Gregory A. Kinsey,21, has filed an appeal, according to court officials.
He was convicted of first and second-degree murder on Nov. 19, 2014, after hacking two men to death with a machete in 2013. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison.
Court officials said that a convict has 30 days after a judge’s ruling to file for appeal. Kinsey filed his appeal on Dec. 12, 2014, court records state.
Kinsey’s attorney has 90 days from the date the appeal was filed to deliver case files to the Arkansas Supreme Court, a spokeswoman for the court said. The spokeswoman also confirmed that as of Jan. 15 at 11:30 a.m., those case files had not yet been received.