On July 28, 2010 William Krohn was arrested for the shooting deaths of Christine Ann Pryor (57 yrs. old), and her husband William Eugene Pryor (56 yrs. old).
Boone County Deputies responded at around 5:50pm to reports of gun fire at 19001 Old Lowery Road in Omaha, Arkansas. Upon arrival deputies found bodies of Christine & William Pryor dead in their mobile home.
William Krohn was charged with 2 counts of Capital Murder, and 1 count of Aggravate Burglary. Investigators seized numerous firearms from Krohn’s property to be tested in an attempt to identify the Murder Weapon.
On April 10, 2012 William Krohn (age 56) pleaded GUILTY to the shooting deaths of William Eugene Pryor, and Christine Ann Pryor. He was originally charged with Capital Murder which is punishable by life in Prison or Death my Lethal Injection in the State of Arkansas.
Prosecutor Ron Kincaid said the state had agreed to NOT Prosecute William Krohn for the Aggravated Burglary, or for a Felony with a Firearm when William Krohn agreed to accept the Consecutive Life Sentences in Prison.
According to Rich Pryor, ( William Krohn’s nephew), who told investigators that Krohn had become very angry with Christine and William Pryor over their “Mooching and Freeloading”, and he called William Paul Pryor (the victim’s son) to ask him to come to his residence because things had gotten “tense.” Once William Paul Pryor arrived, him, Rich Pryor, and William Krohn were having a discussion when Krohn got angry about the “freeloading” and he stated that he “would take care of the problem.”
According to the Affidavit Krohn had left the residence but within minutes after his departure the witnesses heard gunshots. According to them when they looked outside, they saw Krohn walking out of Christine and Williams mobile home carrying a gun.
The Harrison Daily Times reported that Rich Pryor told them that he went outside to confront William Krohn. “I said, Krohny, what happened?” He said, “I took care of the problem.”
Rich Pryor then attempted to restrain Krohn who resisted causing Pryor to injure Krohn in their scuffle. Pryor then called then called the authorities and when they arrived he told them that he caused a wound to Krohn’s head when he was attempting to restrain him.
William Krohn has been held without bond in the Boone County Jail from the time of his arrest. According to a spokesman William Krohn is still at the Boone County Jail awaiting his transport to the Prison to serve out his 2 Consecutive Life Sentences.
Information Provided by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at: http://boonesheriff.com/index.php, and by the Harrison Daily Times by James L. White at: http://harrisondaily.com/news/life-sentences-for-omaha-area-murders/article_a5dd420e-c2dc-11e0-b58c-001cc4c03286.html?success=2