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Mark Chumley Guilty of Capital Murder; Gets Life Without Parole for Killing of NWA Woman

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - A local man found guilty of capital murder for his involvement in the killing of a Northwest Arkansas woman was sentenced Monday in Washington County Court.

Mark Chumley, 49, was convicted of capital murder Friday for being an accomplice to capital murder for the 2015 death of Victoria Annabeth Davis.

On Monday, a jury sentenced Chumley to life without parole.

Police said Davis was held captive at her home in Fayetteville for hours and beaten by Chumley and four others. Davis died from blunt force trauma, according to a police report.

The victim's husband pleaded guilty earlier this year to the same charge and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.

The three other defendants are being held in the Washington County Detention Center.

Chumley first went to trial in May, but a mistrial was declared.


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