Man Already Convicted Of Murder In Arkansas Sentenced For 1991 Stabbing Death Of Woman

A man convicted murder  in Arkansas has now been sentenced for the stabbing death 32 years ago in Fulton County.

Court documents say 48-year-old Rick Headley confessed, in 2022, admitting that he stabbed Sabrina Underwood of Huntsville, Arkansas, to death and left her body near a cemetery in Fulton County.

Headley negotiated a guilty plea in court on Monday and was sentenced to 40 years.

On January 20, 1991, Underwood was dropped off by her mother at the intersection of U.S. Highway 412 and U.S. Highway 62 near Bear Creek.

Court documents say Underwood was planning on hitchhiking to Calico Rock, Arkansas, to visit an inmate at the Arkansas Department of Corrections North Central Unit.

Her family never heard from her again.

Headley admitted that Underwood approached him at a gas station in Bellefonte and asked for a ride.

Headley told investigators he killed Underwood after the two had sex, and she threatened to tell everyone that Headley had hurt her.

In April 1991, a hunter discovered clothing and human remains that were later identified as Underwood.

Headly was already in prison serving life without parole for stabbing his estranged wife to death in 2018 in Baxter County.