LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The charges against a man arrested in the death of a Greenbrier man have been upgraded to capital murder.
Faulkner County prosecutor Cody Hiland told THV 11 that the charges against Howard Dallas Short II have been upgraded from first-degree to capital murder in the death of 64-year-old Michael Robb.
Robb was found dead in his home August 6, 2013 in Greenbrier by Faulkner County Sheriff's deputies conducting a welfare check. Chief Deputy Matt Rice said Robb's body had been dead for several days before being found and that he died from strangulation.
According to the affidavit, Short was developed as a suspect and on Aug. 8 he was taken into custody where he confessed to killing Robb.