Arkansas First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested in Memphis

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(West Memphis, AR)  A man accused of murder in West Memphis, Arkansas was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Memphis.

Investigators say 27-year-old Bobby Robinson shot and killed a father of two early Tuesday morning. Witnesses say it was over five dollars won in a dice game. 

Investigators tell News Channel 3 Crime Stoppers tips led police right to where Robinson was.

The problem is he was in a different state.

Robinson will be brought back to Arkansas where a family is left picking up the pieces.

“I haven't felt hurt like this, never in my life,” said Candace Mitchell, about her husband’s murder.

Mitchell’s husband of six years and the father to her two children was shot and killed Tuesday morning in front of a West Memphis apartment on N. 26th St.

“I'm lost, I'm sick and I don't know what to do,” Mitchell said through tears.

However, the widow’s sadness turned to anger over why her husband was shot.

Witnesses say Mitchell got into argument with Robinson earlier in the day over a dice game.

“It's stupid,” she said. “I heard it was over five dollars and I heard he gave him his five dollars back. All he had to do was walk on if it was over five dollars. I could have given him five dollars myself. That is nothing.”

Robinson allegedly showed up hours later to confront Mitchell and it turned deadly.

A warrant was issued on Robinson for First Degree Murder.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Memphis.

In the meantime, Candace Mitchell is trying to work up the courage to tell her four-year-old son that dad's not coming home.

“His son is so confused because he thinks he is coming home and I don't know what to tell him,” she said. “He thinks Carlos is at the doctor and that God is going to make him better and that he going to come home.”

Robinson is being held at the Shelby County Jail awaiting extradition.

Once back in Arkansas, West Memphis police say he will be charged with First Degree Murder.