Photographs by Rick McFarland
Kiywuan Perry is escorted on Monday to a Little Rock patrol car headed to the Pulaski County jail after he was arrested in a robbery Sunday night at the El Chico restaurant, 1315 Breckenridge Drive, in which one man was shot and killed.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Two men charged in the murder of an El Chico employee appeared in district court this morning.
Zeckeya Perry, 19, of North Little Rock, and his brother, Kiywuan Perry, 23, of Little Rock, face murder, robbery and theft charges after the Sunday night holdup of the Breckenridge Drive restaurant. Zeckeya also faces possession of a controlled substance charges, after police found cocaine in his possession, according to a police report.
Jesus Herrera, 39, an El Chico employee, was shot in the torso around 9 p.m. Sunday during the robbery and pronounced dead at the scene.
The brothers entered innocent pleas this morning. Judge Alice Lightle denied the brothers bond and set the next court appearance for June 18.
Kenya Smith and Quantez Dobbings also pleaded innocent to the same charges. They were being held without bond as well.
Arrest affidavits said that the shooting of Herrera was planned, with unnamed witnesses claiming that the brothers talked about the robbery and shooting more than a week before both were carried out.
Read more in Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.