Located at Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers, AR.
Kathryn A. Deason
Nov 26, 1958 - Mar 14, 1990
Julie A. Deason
Feb 23, 1987 - Mar 14, 1990
Sean W. Deason
Mar 23, 1988 - Mar 14, 1990
Killer Says He 'Intended' To Shoot His Wife, Kids
A man who pleaded guilty to killing his family says he had gone a week without sleep and suffered from a brain disorder when he shot his wife and two children. Jimmy Earl Deason, 31, of Fayetteville entered his pleas last week to the March 15, 1990, slayings. As part of a plea bargain, he was sentenced to 40 years. ''I was kind of having a nervous breakdown. Something happened to me. I picked up an M-1 carbine and shot my wife while she was in the bathroom,'' Deason told Washington County Judge William Storey. Deason said the first bullet went through his wife, Katherine, 32, and hit his daughter, Julieann, 3, who was standing behind her mother. Deason said he reloaded and shot his son, Sean, 1. He told the judge: ''Yes, I believe I intended to shoot them all, sir.''
The following is Jimmy Earl Deason's inmate record found at http://adc.arkansas.gov/inmate_info/search.php?dcnum=096839&lastname=de&sex=b&agetype=1.