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Harrison rejects plea deal in Magnolia murder

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Robert L. Harrison, 32 (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office) Robert L. Harrison, 32 (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
Police say DNA evidence places Harrison at Glenda Stroman's home at the time of her death. (Photo courtesy Mike McNeill, magnoliareporter.com) Police say DNA evidence places Harrison at Glenda Stroman's home at the time of her death. (Photo courtesy Mike McNeill, magnoliareporter.com)
MAGNOLIA, AR (KSLA) -

The man accused in the murder of an elderly Magnolia woman earlier this year has turned down a plea deal and will move forward with a trial.

Police say 32-year-old Robert Harrison killed 74-year-old Glenda Stroman in her home in May. They say DNA evidence placed Harrison at the home at the time of her death.

Prosecutors offered Harrison a plea deal last month: First degree murder for life in prison without parole.

On Thursday, Harrison and his attorneys rejected that offer. Now Harrison will go on trial for capital murder. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty.

A Columbia County judge has set the date for trial in the last week of March 2013.

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