An Ashley County jury sentenced a Eudora man to 50 years last week after finding him guilty of murder.

In July, Erskine Flamer, 24, was arrested and charged with killing Deunte Stanley in a Hamburg park.

A police report from Hamburg Police Department, at the time, stated Flamer stabbed Stanley to death in Pine Street Park on July 25.

Flamer was arrested within an hour of the incident.

Documents on file in the Ashley County circuit clerk’s office state that Flamer was charged with second degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Last week Flamer and his attorney, Joe Mazzanti, went before Judge Bynum Gibson and a jury for the July charges.

Deputy Prosecutor Frank Spain represented the state.

According to testimony from the medical examiner, Stanley was stabbed in the heart.

The jury found Flamer guilty of second degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.

He was sentenced to 50 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the murder charge.

He also received three years for tampering with physical evidence.

Flamer was charged as a habitual offender and the sentences are to run concurrently.

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