Blytheville murder suspects turn themselves in

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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — The three men wanted in connection to the murder of Richard Wilkins Jr. were taken into custody.

Quadrell Dequan Bledsoe, 22, Cameron Wells, 18, and an unidentified juvenile all surrendered to police and were charged with first-degree murder.

Police said the juvenile will be charged as an adult.

The shooting happened May 29 in Williams Park.

Wilkins Jr. was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

A driver on the way to see the victim in the hospital also died when they were involved in a car accident.

That driver has been identified as Kenderick Finwick.

UPDATE: The murder charges against Bledsoe have been dropped, and he is no longer in jail, according to the Mississippi County Criminal Court. Wells and the juvenile still face murder charges.

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