Johnathan Woods, the Bradley County man sentenced to life without parole, plus 40 years for the March 2014 kidnapping and murder of Samantha Poole, has lost another appeal.
The Arkansas Supreme Court recently affirmed the Drew County Circuit Court’s order denying Wood’s petition for post conviction relief.
Woods, in January 2016, was convicted of capital murder and kidnapping in the March 14, 2014 shooting death of 30-year-old Samantha Poole, of Cleveland County.
The kidnapping and shooting occurred at the Save-A-Lot store in Monticello where customers reported that a man was assaulting a woman the parking lot. It was later determined that the man was Jonathan Woods, then 32, of Bradley County, and the woman was Samantha Poole.
A Drew County jury convicted Woods of capital murder and kidnapping.