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Searcy man pleads guilty to double homicide


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) -- A Searcy man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting deaths of two people at his home.

Mark Sullivan entered the plea Thursday in White County Circuit Court. He was charged in the Jan. 8, 2010, killings of 40-year-old Audra Evans and 41-year-old Robin Edward Berry.

According to the Searcy Daily Citizen, prosecutors say there was a history of disputes and violence between Sullivan, Evans and Berry and that the pair violated a restraining order when they came to Sullivan's home on Jan. 8. Sullivan claims he shot Evans and Berry in self-defense, but prosecutors say all three were at fault in the incident.

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