BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 14 about a second-degree murder trial involving farmers in Arkansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the herbicide dicamba was made by Monsanto. Monsanto is one of several companies that make dicamba, but it does not sell its product in Arkansas.
A corrected version of the story is below:
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting of a farmer who accused him of applying herbicide to crops that the farmer said drifted onto nearby land and damaged plants.
A Mississippi County Circuit Court jury late Thursday convicted Allan Curtis Jones, of Arbyrd, Missouri, who admitted to shooting Mike Wallace last October, according to arkansasonline.com.
Wallace, of Leachville, Arkansas, had called Jones and accused him of using the herbicide dicamba, a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto crops and causes damage. Wallace had said dicamba damaged his pear trees along the Missouri-Arkansas border.
Prosecutors said Jones shot Wallace seven times when they met on a county road in Leachville.
Jones was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
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