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An early Friday in November should have been the end of the work week for 21-year-old Ernest Hoskins of North Little Rock. His shooter is expected to go to trial in January. What started out as a routine business meeting at the home of his boss ended with the death of the young father and newlywed. According to witnesses, the owner of Reynell Industries, Christopher Reynolds, 34, of Ward, Ark., became upset over sales figures from the previous week. According to the affidavit, one witness asserted owner Reynolds had complained that Mr. Hoskins had not been “producing” for the business, got a gun and fired it at Mr. Hoskins. Mr. Reynolds stated in an affidavit that he picked up the gun, a .44 magnum, pointed the gun at Mr. Hoskins head and pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire. “I then pulled the slide back and a round went into the chamber” and the gun went off while he was trying to “de-c**k” it by pulling the trigger and holding the hammer. That shot struck Mr. Hoskins in the head and ended his life in a small town approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock. According to Nikki Hoskins, Earnest’s wife of less than five months, her husband had just received a promotion. He was made regional sales manager over the southern U.S., she said. He was at his boss’s house every day, and the employer extended dinner invitations to the couple. Mr. Reynolds even took Earnest to meet his parents and enjoyed breakfast and lunch with them on more than one occasion, she added. Ms. Hoskins described the relationship between her husband and his employer as unusually close, which made his death even more difficult to explain. Earnest received a gift of a sword in the mail from Mr. Reynolds Nov. 5, four days before the shooting, she said. She told him he could not keep in the house. But then came gifts of several daggers Nov. 6, about which Mr. Reynolds allegedly said, “You’ll have to use them sooner or later,” according to the young widow. READ MORE

Black Man Shot by His Boss Right After Having a Baby

An early Friday in November should have been the end of the work week for 21-year-old Ernest Hoskins of North Little Rock. His shooter is expected to go to trial in January.

What started out as a routine business meeting at the home of his boss ended with the death of the young father and newlywed.

According to witnesses, the owner of Reynell Industries, Christopher Reynolds, 34, of Ward, Ark., became upset over sales figures from the previous week.

According to the affidavit, one witness asserted owner Reynolds had complained that Mr. Hoskins had not been “producing” for the business, got a gun and fired it at Mr. Hoskins.

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  1. Leave the guns with the police (and some of them don't know what to do when they have them). I am retired military and if my memory serves me right both of my years being stationed in Okinawa Japan and Seoul Korea citizens there didn't have access to guns on a national scale. So those countries didn't have this problem. I have recently been to Ghana and Senegal West Africa and these countries don't have guns at the ready for purchase by the public.

    • Mark, you hit the nail on the head with this one!! I attribute this to upbringing bcuz life is not about an eye for an eye and this is what my parents taught me growing up. I see some of the comments and really knowing some of these individuals who are for the NRA and limited gun control it doesn't surprise me. These are the same individuals who would say little sly stuff about the president (and we all know why they made those comments due to past presidents not receiving the same disrespect) as if others didn't see what they had posted. I really don't realize what God these people are worshiping or what bible they are reading from bcuz it is definitely not the same God I worship. God want us to responsible for our children but at no time in a true bible did it mention anything about carrying a concealed weapon to do so. I tell you usually I will bite my tongue about things that I see but I won't any longer bcuz no one else does. We went to the military to serve our country not to be gong ho vigilantes. Some other countries don't have this access to guns bcuz their countries were not built on lies and enslaving others as our has.

    • Sorry it is so lengthy but I am kind of beside myself this morning with these comments.

  2. Trina Runnels Holloman

    What the hell is going on in America?? People get stressed & overwhelmed & angry & just decide to kill people??
    I just don't think more gun laws are the answer at all….

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