Man found guilty of beating step-father to death with baseball bat | News
TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) – An Oregon man has been found guilty
of murder in the beating death of his step-father.
According to Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
Henry Boyce, Ike Shawndale Nunn was found guilty of first degree murder and
sentenced to 40 years in prison. It took the jury 19 minutes to find him
Police say Nunn killed his step-father Cecil Phillips on
Wednesday October 5, 2011, by blunt force trauma with a baseball bat.
Phillips body wasn't found until Sunday October 8 after
neighbors requested police do a welfare check.
According to the arrest warrant, Nunn was the step-son of
Witnesses indicated they heard Nunn threatening to kill
anyone who testified against him during a child custody hearing on Wednesday,
October 5, 2011. Witnesses also claimed to have seen Nunn drinking beer outside
Phillips residence later that afternoon.
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