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Police say Arkansas man confesses to killing wife

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JONESBORO, Ark. — Police say a northeast Arkansas man accused of killing his wife admitted to beating her during an argument.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that 50-year-old Shawn Burniston was charged Tuesday in Craighead County with first-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife, Jessica Burniston. He’s being held on $1 million bond.

Police say officers were dispatched last week to a Jonesboro trailer park on reports that a man had killed his wife and was going to kill himself.

Officers say they found a dead woman inside the residence, along with Shawn Burniston and a neighbor.

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