Man found guilty in Greene County murder trial

Paragould, Ark. – Robert Thompson, Adam Butler, and Wesley Watts-deputy prosecuting attorneys-prosecuted 56-year-old Kevin Dale Brady for Michael Dewayne Nix’s fatal shooting.

After a three-day trial, a Greene County jury late Thursday found Brady guilty of first-degree murder. And Circuit Judge Randy Philhours followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Brady to 55 years’ imprisonment.

Arkansas State Police said Brady fatally shot Nix on 13 January 2020. ASP Special Agent Tony Hill found Nix’s body at Ben Davis’s residence at 322 Green County Road 702. According to witnesses, Brady had sprayed Nix and a witness with wasp spray and shot a handgun twice. The second shot hit and killed Nix.

The deputy prosecutors thanked the jury for their service and the ASP and Greene County Sheriff’s Department for their investigation.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith L. Chrestman praised the deputy prosecutors: “Thompson and Butler are seasoned trial lawyers, and Watts in a new addition to the prosecutor’s office. I’m thankful for Thompson and Butler’s willingness to serve, and I Watts is proving himself to be a valued team member. Their hard work and success send a clear message-in Greene County, gun violence and lawlessness won’t be tolerated.”


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