LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A parolee twice convicted of murder has pleaded guilty to threatening a college student with a razor blade outside a fraternity house near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Barney Lee Doles pleaded guilty Tuesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He was charged with making a terroristic threat, a Class D felony that can carry up to 15 years in prison for habitual offenders, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
Doles’ sentencing is scheduled for March 8.
Doles was arrested in November after pulling out a blue-blade razor when asked to leave the Kappa Sigma property and threatening to “gut” a college student “like a fish,” according to a police report. He was also wanted on a warrant for violating parole, the report stated.
The 59-year-old was also convicted twice in the September 1980 shooting death of James Harris.
Harris and Doles were fighting about a woman who accompanied them that night when Doles shot him, according to court records. He was convicted of first-degree murder and received a 20-year sentence.
But the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the verdict two years later and ordered a new trial to allow Doles to make the argument of self-defense. That trial in Pike County ended in Doles being convicted of second-degree murder and a 20-year sentence, according to court records.
He was eventually released on parole. Since then, Doles’ was incarcerated after pleading guilty to illegally having a gun as a felon in September 2010.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com