Attorneys request details about motive in Linda Collins case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) — Attorneys representing a woman accused of killing a former Arkansas lawmaker are requesting that prosecutors provide more information about why they believe she was motivated by money.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Wednesday that Rebecca O’Donnell’s defense team filed motions ahead of her June 12 hearing. The Arkansas Times first reported on the recent filings on Tuesday.

O’Donnell, 49, has been charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse, and evidence tampering in the killing of Sen. Linda Collins. She has pleaded not guilty.

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

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