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Woman Identified from Arrowhead Farm Road Homicide

Jonesboro Police releasing the names of the murder victim and suspect from Thursday's homicide investigation on Arrowhead Farm Road. 50 year old Shawn G. Burniston of Jonesboro was arrested for First Degree Murder of his wife, 43 year old Jessica D. Burniston in connection to the homicide that occurred on Arrowhead Farm Road on Thursday December 28th, 2017.

Shawn G. Burniston is awaiting a Probable Cause Hearing and remains in custody at the Craighead County Detention Center. On Thursday December 28th, 2017, The Jonesboro Police Department responded to a call about a subject being injured with a knife on Arrowhead Farm Road. Upon their arrival they located Shawn G. Burniston with an apparent self inflected knife wound to his wrist. His wife, Jessica D. Burniston, had suffered blunt force trauma and was found deceased in the home.

Shawn G. Burniston received medical treatment for his injuries at a local hospital.


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