Motion hearing set in second-degree murder case

A Faulkner County judge set a March motion hearing in a case against a Conway woman accused of killing her husband.

Lashawnda Macon, 30, who faces a second-degree murder charge, is currently free on a $100,000 bond.

She is represented by defense attorney Angela Byrd, who on Tuesday requested a motion hearing in Macon’s case.

Byrd has filed five motions in Faulkner County Circuit Court to be addressed at the March 14 motion hearing set by Circuit Judge Charles “Ed” Clawson Jr.

The defense is asking for information regarding the criminal history of potential jurors as well as witnesses in the case.

Other motions include a request for evidence, a request for the disclosure of statements and hearings leading to the admissibility of evidence and a formal notice on the defense’s intent to cross examine witnesses.

In court Monday, Byrd also said she plans to look into whether Macon is partially indigent, which would determine if Macon does not have all the money she needs to pay for basic needs.

Byrd said she was working on getting a quote to determine whether Macon needs help with financial costs.

Macon was initially charged with first-degree battery after she allegedly shot her husband, Glen, in the chest Jan. 4, 2015.

According to an affidavit, the shooting occurred about block and a half down the street from the couple’s home on Fair Oaks Drive in Conway after they got into a fight.

Charges were later upgraded after Glen was pronounced dead at a Little Rock hospital.

Lashawnda originally drove Glen to the Conway Regional Medical Center that night, where she was later arrested, the affidavit stated. Glen was transferred to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, where he died later that night.

Lashawnda will appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. March 14 for her motion hearing.

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