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Pre-Trial Hearing Set for Berryville Man Charged with Murder

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013

Court proceedings continue for a 19-year-old Berryville man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a woman from Eureka Springs. Victor Acuna-Sanchez appeared in Carroll County’s Western District Court Thursday and was assigned a new public defender.

Acuna-Sanchez has been in custody since last New Year’s Eve, when 21-year-old Lauran Aceves was found dead at her home in Eureka Springs. The medical examiner determined she died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities stated at the time that Aceves and Acuna-Sanchez had dated off and on for about two years and had a child together.

Acuna-Sanchez is also charged with aggravated robbery and violation of a no-contact order. He’s scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing September 3rd in Carroll County’s Eastern District Court in Berryville.