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Triple homicide suspect appears in court

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An Arkansas man arrested in connection to a gruesome triple homicide in Pike County, Arkansas appeared in court Monday morning.
    
Tim Hill faces three counts of capital murder, but official charges have not been filed.
    
The judge approved a motion for a gag order and a competency evaluation.
         
Hill was arrested more than week ago at his home in the 3400 block of Highway 301 in Billstown.  
    
When troopers arrived at his home they found Hill's wife, Dana, and his mother-in-law, Julie Hartsfield, dead at the scene.
    
Hill's niece, Autumn Hartsfield, 9, was found wounded.
    
She later died at a Hot Springs hospital.
    
Dana's co-workers, from Wadley Hospital in Hope, were in court to support the Hartsfield family.

"There's nothing they could do to them that would equal to him taking her, her momma and Autumn," said Elizabeth Ridgell, Dana Hill's co-worker.  

The Hill children, who are ages 2 and 5, have been placed in temporary foster care.     
    
The next hearing is August 26th.


 

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