Prosecutor: Shooting Justified In Huckabee Case

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
Prosecutor: Shooting Justified In Huckabee Case

" EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Law enforcement officers were justified in using deadly force in a shootout that killed a man accused in the death of two people, including a relative of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, an Arkansas prosecutor said Monday.

Donald Hux had just shot his ex-wife, Amy Huckabee, and was a suspect in her husband’s death, when he was shot in January. Authorities said Hux earlier shot and killed Sandy Huckabee, who had married Hux’s ex-wife, before kidnapping Amy Huckabee and her three children. He left the children at his parent’s home, and later died in a shootout near there.

Sandy Huckabee was related to former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

The El Dorado News Times first reported the shooting had been declared justified after prosecutor Robin Carroll sent a letter to the Arkansas State Police last week with his findings.

“It’s just obvious that they were justified in what they did,” Carroll said Monday.

In a summary of the Arkansas State Police investigation, an agent said Hux was released Jan. 19 from a Louisiana jail, where he was serving time for a sex-related crime.

Hux returned to his parent’s home outside El Dorado in southern Arkansas, where his father said he became upset when Amy Huckabee “refused to let him talk to his children on the phone,” the agent wrote. "

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