The man accused in the shooting death of 21 year old Michael Nussio of Big Sandy, appeared in Benton County Court on Monday. George Burns also of Big Sandy had a charge of second degree murder increased to first degree murder. Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher spoke to WRJB/WFWL news yesterday and said that due to the amount of evidence and indications that the shooting was premeditated, the charge was being raised to first degree murder. Burns has been held in the Benton County Jail since the shooting.
The shooting took place back in November of last year in the parking lot behind Doherty’s convenience store in Big Sandy.