Death Penalty Sought for Accused Machete Killer

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

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Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue says he will seek the death penalty for a Fort Smith man accused of killing two men with a machete in June.

Gregory Aaron Kinsey, 20, accused of attacking and killing two men, Nathan Young and Brandon Prince, with a machete in Fort Smith on June 26.  Kinsey is charged with two counts of capital murder.

Shue filed a letter with the circuit clerk’s office Thursday stating that he was planning to seek the death penalty, according to circuit court clerk.

In the letter, Shue states the sufficiency of the evidence linking the Defendant to the offense; the seriousness of the offense; the Defendant’s culpability (including his mental state; and the Defendant’s criminal record as factors in why he feels the death penalty is appropriate.

According to court documents, Kinsey said he was walking back from the Dollar Store when he…

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