GOULD, Ark. (TCD) — A 48-year-old man already serving a jail sentence for fatally stabbing his spouse is now accused of killing a 19-year-old lady in 1991 as a result of he thought she was making an attempt to extort him.
Arkansas State Police charged Rick Headley, an inmate of the Varner Most Safety Unit, with the first-degree homicide of Sabrina Underwood on October 17.
Underwood’s mom knowledgeable police that she had dropped her daughter off at Bear Creek in Boone County in January 1991, and that she deliberate to hitchhike from there to the North Central Unit jail in Calico Rock to go to an inmate. She was later reported lacking to the Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace.
In April 1991, a hunter found a few of Underwood’s private belongings close to Gum Springs Cemetery in Fulton County. Officers within the space reportedly discovered human stays close by, and the Arkansas Medical Examiner positively recognized them as these of Underwood.
Greater than three many years later, in July 2022, a fellow inmate advised police that Headley admitted to killing Underwood. Throughout an interview with investigators, police stated Headley offered particulars about Underwood’s dying.
Based on the affidavit obtained by KATV-TV, Headley knowledgeable investigators that he picked up Underwood in Bellefonte, Arkansas, whereas he was on his technique to Mountain House. The affidavit said that Headley believed Underwood was making an attempt to extort him for cash, and that he “knew he could not let her damage his life.”
He allegedly stabbed Underwood to dying, hid her physique and threw away the knife he used. Headley reportedly advised investigators that he drove again to his Mountain House condominium, took a bathe and threw away his garments behind a shopping mall.
Based on KATV, investigators interviewed a second witness in August 2022, who confirmed that Headley admitted to killing Underwood and wished to “get it off his chest.”
Headley, who’s serving a life sentence with out the potential for parole, beforehand pleaded responsible to homicide for fatally stabbing his estranged spouse Kristie Headley in March 2018.
He’ll seem in courtroom on November 13.
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