Robert Friar (Photo: Newport County Sheriff's Office)
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - A judge has scheduled a June trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Newport.
On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Harold Ervin scheduled a June 10 trial date for 35-year-old Robert Friar of Newport. Friar is charged with capital murder in the death of 1-year-old Tacarri Briggs and attempted capital murder in the shooting of the girl's mother, Delana Aguire.
Newport police say someone fired five shots into a home on Feb. 27. When police arrived, Tacarri was found in bed, suffering from a single gunshot wound. Aguire was found in a bedroom with several gunshot wounds in her torso.
Friar has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that a pretrial hearing was set for May 6 in Newport.
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