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Pine Bluff murder victim’s family seeking answers

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The family of a Pine Bluff murder victim is still looking for answers after a surprise development in the case. 

Last week, an arrest was made after six months of waiting. But that suspect no longer faces murder charges after a judge found no probable cause for him to be charged. Now, the family wants an explanation.

One by one, the Wilbert family walked into the Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday, looking for an explanation for what they call an injustice. “My family is hurting because we were given hope,” said Keith's uncle, Derrick Wilbert.  

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Wilbert family thought their nightmare had come to an end when 19-year-old Harold Magee of Pine Bluff was arrested. But on Monday, the court found there was not sufficient evidence to hold Magee on the murder charge, but there was enough to charge him with theft by receiving for having a stolen gun.

 “You got a telephone call telling you that we have the actual suspect that killed your child. And now, to come back and say, oops,” Derrick Wilbert continued.  

In an effort to clear up their confusion, the Wilbert family scheduled a meeting with Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter.

Although Hunter instructed the Wilbert family to not share what was discussed in their meeting with the media, Derrick Wilbert says the family will continue fighting for justice they say Keith Wilbert Jr. deserves. “This case is going to be solved.”

The Wilbert family is still asking the public for their help in this case. There is a $10,000 reward for information that may lead to an arrest.

According to the Jefferson County Jail, Harold Magee is still behind bars. He has a $25,000 bond set for the stolen gun charge and a $75,000 bond for a hindering apprehension charge. 


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