Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Drew Memorial Hospital Griffin/Busby Supreme Lending Mainline Health Systems

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

BIBLE

LOCAL WEBSITES

South Arkansas Business Solutions

Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

War Eagle Boats

JRMC 1

One 11 Southern Graphics 1

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

Ashley County Medical Center 2

Ashley County Medical Center

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Farmer’s Insurance Two

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling

ESA Staffing

Mr. Bug

Mr. Bug

Clearview

SEEMS

Searcy & Associates

Searcy & Associates

Commercial Bank

UAM News

UAM News

UAM Sports

UAM Sports

Re-Elect Senator Eddie Cheatham 2

KK Logistics

KK Logistics

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

One 11 Southern Graphics 2

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Jon Bigham Timber Buyer

Jon Bigham Timber Buyer

Secure Storage 2

Lumber Jack Yamaha

Ryburn’s

Farmer’s Insurance One

ESA Staffing 2

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Avocados

Avocados

Frazer’s Funeral Home

Frazer's Funeral Home Warren

Searcy & Associates 2

Searcy & Associates

Bradley County Medical Center

Re-Elect Senator Eddie Cheatham 1

JRMC 2

The Guest House

The Guest House

Ray’s

Head of the Class

Quality Plus Dry Cleaners

Quality Plus Dry Cleaners

Chapman Tree Service

Chapman Tree Service

Ashley County Medical Center 2 A

Ashley County Medical Center

Convicted Murder, with Prior Prison Sentences, Gets Life X 3, plus 50 Years

November 2nd, 2018 by

Sentencing
B2502674-D696-4DD7-AFC6-A06624506F21
The sentencing part of Lavar Thompson’s double murder began at 9 am, Friday morning, with family and friends from both sides of the case testifying about their relationships.

Prosecutors told the jury that Thompson had a drug conviction, that sent him to ADC boot camp, where he was released in 2006.  Within a month, he reportedly committed another crime and was sent back to prison.

Attempted murder and aggravated residential burglary allow inmates to be released at 25%.

First degree murder felons must serve 70% of their sentences.  

The legislature says the these sentences carry a sentence of 10-60 years, or life.

“Giving him a life sentence will prevent him from having a 3rd chance.”

_____________

After the prosecution had presented their closing arguments, the defense described to the jury the definitions of consecutive (back to back) and concurrent (all Run at the same time) sentences.  

Attorney Short emphasized that although Thompson has had some bad days, years ago, that sent him to prison, he has lived over 10,000 “good days,” in his life.

The jury went into deliberations to decide the sentences at 10:10 am.

______________

At 10:30,the jury of 8 women and 6 men returned with 3 sentence of life plus 50 years, to run consecutively.

Judge Pope imposed the jury’s recommended sentence, adding, “You didn’t just killed one person, you killed two people, and tried to kill a third.”

Thompson was taken back into the custody of the sheriff.

Choose another article

Newer article: Richard McCray

Older article: Ruperto Rodriguez

Leave a Reply

Lucky’s Of Monticello

Hashem Law Firm 2

Hashem Law Firm

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Paint & Lighting Plus Inc.

Paint & Lighting Plus Inc.

JRMC 3

State Farm Mark Gray

Arkansas AG Jon Deere

Arkansas AG

Citizen’s Bank

Citizen's Bank

Ashley County Medical Center 1 A

Ashley County Medical Center

Malco Theater

Atlas Foundation Repair

BCMC Family Care Clinic 1

A.J. Huffman Graphic Design

Majors Forest & Lawn 1

ASFCU

ASFCU

Prescription Pad Pharmacy

The Prescription Pad Pharmacy

Synergy Facility Services

Synergy Facility Services

Ashley County Medical Center 1

Ashley County Medical Center

Farm Bureau

Drew Farm

Union Bank 2

Mingo Computer Consulting

Mingo Computer Consulting

City Drug

City Drug

Hashem Law Firm 1

Hashem Law Firm

Burgess Process Service

Burgess Process Service

Ashley CountY Medical Center 3 A

Ashley County Medical Center

Immanuel Baptist Church

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Advertise With Monticello Live

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

BCMC Family Care Clinic 2

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Ashley County Medical Center 3

Ashley County Medical Center

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Union Bank 1

La Terraza

La Terraza

Small Bites Pediatric Dentist

Citizen’s Bank 2

Citizen's Bank

Major’s Forest & Lawn 2

JRMC 4

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

Cedar Hills Apartments

Cedar Hills Apartments

AM Rental & Sales

AM Rental & Sales