Man, 20, pleads guilty in 2015 slayings of Arkansas couple

July 11, 2018

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A 20-year-old man, one of four people charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of an Arkansas couple, has pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Hunter Drexler of Clinton pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder and other charges.

Drexler was 17 when Robert and Patricia Cogdell, both 66, were killed. He’s one of four people charged in the deaths of the Conway couple and the last to enter a guilty plea.

The other three are currently incarcerated. They are Justin Staton, Connor Atchley and Anastasia Roberts.

The Cogdells were Staton’s legal guardians and raised him as a grandson. They were each shot multiple times.

Investigators have said that theft of money was a motive in the killings.

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