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Suspect pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing SW AR store clerk

Published: Oct. 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM CST
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SEVIER CO., AR (KSLA) - A 25-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he pled guilty to murdering a SW Arkansas store clerk.

Thursday morning, Cody Shane Griffin pled guilty to capital murder, kidnapping and robbery in connection with the death of Horatio clerk 19-year-old Wendy Zapata Hernandez.

Back on September 15, Griffin went into a Dish Network retail store, robbed the place and kidnapped Hernandez.

Griffin was later found walking down a county road wearing only his boxer shorts. He eventually led police to Hernandez's car. Her body was found in the trunk.

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