Rebecca Henley kills son after custody battle: police

Rebecca Lynn Henley

Rebecca Lynn Henley (photo above provided by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office) / was charged with murder.

An Arkansas woman was arrested and charged with the murder of her son over the weekend – just 12 days after being given custody of the boy.

Rebecca Lynn Henley44 years old, allegedly stabbed her son to death on Sunday night.

That’s when officers from the Mountain Interior Police Department responded to the report of a 16-year-old boy with a large chest wound.

An officer with Mountain Interior Police Department told Law & Crime that the boy was taken to a local hospital but did not survive his injuries for several hours.

Henley was arrested at the scene and brought in Baxter County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder shortly after midnight, according to inmate records.

The fatal stabbing is still being investigated by the Mountain Home Police Department and the Arkansas State Police.

Henley called to report the stabbing around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the probable cause affidavit. She allegedly told dispatch that she “just woke up and stabbed my son.”

She was given a readout of her rights shortly after officers arrived on the scene, and she later told investigators she killed her son to “save people,” according to the probable cause affidavit. out.

A second son who was in the home on Sunday was not injured.

The probable cause affidavit also elevates Henley’s charge from suspicion of murder to first degree murder.

It’s a Y-type felony in Arkansas. Crimes in that bracket carry a minimum sentence of ten years and a maximum of life imprisonment.

Henley is currently out on $500,000 bail.

Rebecca Henley

Henley has just been given custody of the boys (court document above).

All of this comes after Henley filed a court claim for custody of her sons in documents claiming she feared for the boys’ safety.

On March 8, Henley was grant sole guardianship of her two sons in a special protective order that lasted until March 30, when she and her estranged husband Trevior Henley faced in court.

She has filed for a protective order against Trevior at least three times in the past year, but each time she asks the judge to dismiss the application or she fails to make it to her court date.

In an affidavit filed on March 11, 2021, she wrote:

I am requesting a protection order against Trevior. He is a drug addict + commits lewd acts while using in front of his family. He is extremely paranoid and thinks the world is against him. He is the one providing for the kids + myself + refuses to help us unless I do some thing he considers an obligation. He threatened to cut us off because I won’t apologize for asking him to pay the rent (11 days late) he also physically threatened me. I fear for our safety financially as well as physically, + mentally

However, that was dropped at the end of the month.

Another filing from January 2022 was dismissed in February.

Then, on March 8, Henley again filed for protection, writing:

I had a previous protective order and feared for myself and the safety of my children. Trevior continued to use drugs and again started threatening me with mental abuse towards myself and my children. Baxter County officers advised me to petition again for protection. They were unable to locate Trevior in February due to no information on his whereabouts.

The couple is set to appear in court on March 30.

Henley previously served a day in jail after she was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest in 2013.

A year later, the Office of Child Support Enforcement took Henley to court, but that case and all the records are being sealed.

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James Brien

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