Man pleads not guilty in con­nec­tion with shoot­ing two peo­ple

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - TRACY M. NEAL Tracy M. Neal can be reached by email at tneal@nwaon­ or Twit­ter @NWATracy.

BEN­TONVILLE — A Low­ell man on Mon­day pleaded not guilty to felony charges in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing of two peo­ple.

Key­lan Os­burn is charged with two counts of at­tempted first-de­gree mur­der, bat­tery, do­mes­tic bat­ter­ing and ag­gra­vated res­i­den­tial bur­glary. Os­born en­tered his pleas dur­ing an ar­raign­ment be­fore Benton County Cir­cuit Judge Brad Kar­ren. Os­burn is be­ing held on $250,000 bond in the Benton County Jail.

Os­born was ar­rested af­ter the shoot­ings and a four-hour standoff with po­lice at Fair­ways at Lost Springs apart­ment com­plex in Lit­tle Flock on April 14.

Jessica Os­burn, Key­lan Os­burn’s wife, suf­fered two gun­shot wounds to the head, ac­cord­ing to a prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit. Car­los Martinez was hit by a gun­shot in the shoul­der, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Os­burn, 28, told po­lice he went to the apart­ment to con­vince his wife to come home, ac­cord­ing to a prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit. He claimed she and Martinez were hav­ing an af­fair.

Os­burn claimed he grabbed his pis­tol to scare Martinez, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

Os­burn said he knocked on the apart­ment door and spoke sev­eral times through the door to get them to let him in­side.

Os­burn said he fired one shot into the door and a sec­ond into the dead­bolt lock. He then heard Martinez say, “You shot your wife in the face,” the af­fi­davit says.

Os­burn then forced his way into the apart­ment and saw his wife, cov­ered in blood, run to­ward the bath­room. Os­burn said he and Martinez be­gan to fight over the gun and it fired dur­ing the strug­gle, the af­fi­davit states.

Os­burn gained con­trol of the pis­tol, pointed it at Martinez and told him to get out of the apart­ment, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

An om­nibus hear­ing is sched­uled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30.


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