A convicted murderer out on parole has murdered again.
Anthony Wayne Ballett first went to prison at age 15.
In 1995 he was charged with murder but was able to plea bargain and be convicted of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 35 years on that plea agreement after shooting and killing a man in Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick told 4WWL Ballett was paroled in 2013 after serving 19 years of a 35 year prison sentence for manslaughter in connection with the 1995 fatal shooting in Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. His case was assigned to the Monroe office of Probation and Parole and was transferred to Arkansas in April 2017.
On December 26, 2019, Ballett was arrested by the Arkansas State Police near the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and charged with murder and violation of a no-contact order.
He is being charged with the murder of Keundra Allen, 25, of Little Rock. The murder took place outside the Bentonville apartment of Allen’s girlfriend, Leisha Webster. Webster is Ballett’s ex-girlfriend. The no-contact order was the result of an October 1st incident at the same residence where Ballett used a child’s bicycle to break windows to attempt to gain entry. He was released on a $25,000 Bond and later court ordered to have no contact with Leisha Webster.
Sources say Ballett considered Webster to still be his wife according to Islamic law.
Court filings indicate Keundra Allen was stabbed 13 times, four stab wounds to the head, six in his torso, and three to his back.
Ballett is now in custody in Benton County, Arkansas. He is charged Capital Murder and violation of a no-contact order. He is being held without bond pending a January 27th arraignment.
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