Rogers Man Charged With Capital Murder


ROGERS, Ark. (KFTA) — A Rogers man was charged with capital murder Wednesday for the September slaying of Patrick Quinley.

Benton County prosecutors say 53-year-old Don Paul Yates, who had previously been in a relationship with Quinley, premeditated the killing while in the commission of a robbery.

Quinley’s body was found dead in his home by Rogers police on Sept. 25 without his phone, truck or credit cards after a coworker reported he’d been missing since Sept. 21. 

The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory determined blunt force trauma to the head was the cause of death.

The truck was spotted in Fulton County behind the house of Yates’ brother, and a search of the home found the phone and credit cards.

A blood-stained shirt was recovered from a trash can at the home.

Yates’ arraignment is set for Monday.

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