HARRISON, Arkansas — A man charged with killing a woman inside her business in Boone County has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in the case.
The Harrison Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1vZ1eYr ) that 61-year-old Donald Clay Biles was sentenced Tuesday after entering the plea in Boone County Circuit Court.
Biles was charged in the July strangulation of 75-year-old Lorraine Carte inside Ozark Emporium at Bear Creek Springs. Biles was later arrested near Bergman following a traffic stop.
Biles apologized following his sentencing.
Carte's son, Rick Carte, said the life sentence is the best outcome because he believes a convict sentenced to death could remain on death row for decades.
Information from: Harrison Daily Times, http://www.harrisondaily.com
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