Prosecutor says woman killed Arkansas lawmaker Linda Collins for money


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor has alleged that a woman charged with killing a former Arkansas lawmaker last year did it for money and to avoid arrest.

Robert Dittrich, the special prosecutor assigned to the case, filed a notice with Randolph County Circuit Court in late April.

The Arkansas Times first reported on the new filing last week. (Click here for the full story from Arkansas Times.) The Little Rock paper said the filing contains no further indication of the evidence Dittrich will offer to support these arguments.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Rebecca O’Donnell, 49, who is charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse, and evidence tampering in the killing of Sen. Linda Collins. She has pleaded not guilty.

Collins’ decomposed body was found outside her Pocahontas home last June.

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