Murder In City Since 2002

The beating murder of a 40-year old man on Fourth Street last week was the first murder committed in the city of Booneville in almost a dozen years.

The have been other murders in the Booneville area for which Booneville Police Department lent its assistance but the last time the department was involved in a murder inside the city limits, according to BPD Chief Al Brown, was in December of 2002 when a man was charged with the stabbing death of his 20-year old brother.