Pulaski man convicted on murder charge in fatal 2021 shooting

A Pulaski County man has been convicted in a fatal shooting that took place in Nancy in March 2021.

25-year-old Samuel Baker was found guilty following a trial yesterday in Pulaski County on charges including murder in relation to the shooting death of Robert Claunch in March 2021.

Baker reportedly shot Claunch following a dispute at the home of Baker’s father in the Nancy area.

The jury recommended a life sentence for Baker following the conviction. He is set to appear for final sentencing next month.


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