Man charged with killing brother, sis­ter-in-law

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - by Josh briggs [email protected]­ton­courier.com

A 29-year-old Ben­ton man was charged with fa­tally shoot­ing his brother and sis­ter-in-law dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion in Novem­ber.

Luke Tal­bert was orig­i­nally charged with two counts of first­de­gree mur­der, but later the charges were up­graded to cap­i­tal mur­der.

Tal­bert al­legedly shot his brother, Mark Tal­bert, 26, and sis­terin-law, Mae­gan Tal­bert, 23, with a pump-ac­tion shot­gun, ac­cord­ing to Saline County Pros­e­cut­ing At­tor­ney Chris Wal­ton.

Wal­ton also said the sus­pect left the room to ac­quire the weapon be­fore re­turn­ing to fire both shots.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred around 11:30 p.m. Tues­day at a res­i­dence on Free­man Street in Ben­ton.

Tal­bert was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent.

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