Murder Charges Filed

Texarkana, Ark – Okla. couple charged with capital murder in Ark.

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) An Oklahoma couple is charged with capital murder in southwest Arkansas in the death of an Oklahoma man whose body was dumped at the Texarkana Speedway.

Miller County prosecutors charged 46-year-old Leslie Bruce Larcade and 37-year-old Chrystal Larcade of Broken Bow in the death of 45-year-old Shannon Deval Watkins of Broken Bow. The two are also charged with kidnapping and abuse of a corpse.

Both have pleaded not guilty.

Watkins' body was found Aug. 13 after a speedway employee reported seeing a man and woman dump the body on speedway property.

The Larcades were arrested later that day after a police chase in Howard County.

Prosecuting Attorney Carlton Jones told the Texarkana Gazette ( ) that a decision has not been made on whether to seek the death penalty.


Information from: Texarkana Gazette,

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