Michelle L. Golkhajeh, 33, of Mena was in court this afternoon before Judge Danny Thrailkill. Golkhajeh was arrested Wednesday night in Mena after her four year old child was found dead in the home. Golkhajeh was charged with Murder in the 1st degree of a person under the age of 14, a class Y felony punishable up to 10 to 40 Years or life in prison. Class Y felonies are the most serious crimes in Arkansas not punishable by death. A conviction for a Class Y felony can result in a prison term of 10 to 40 years or life. (Ark. Code § § 5-4-401, 5-4-201.) Bond was set at $1 million dollars. Arraignment is set for Monday, December 17th, at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Jerry Ryan. Golkhajeh is being held in the Polk County Jail.
12-14-18 4:46 p.m. kawx.org