MANSFIELD, Ark. (AP) – A prosecuting attorney says a public defender pleaded not guilty on behalf of a 32-year-old woman accused of killing her mother in western Arkansas. The 12th Judicial District’s Prosecuting Lawyer Daniel Shue issued a news release that reveals Jordana Caraway Rogers was arraigned Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court on a first-degree murder charge.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports authorities say Rogers made statements about her mother, Melinda Rogers, while in custody that concerned them about the older woman’s well-being. Authorities noted officers then went to Melinda Rogers’ home where she was found dead on the master bedroom’s floor.
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