AR - Former State Senator, Linda Collins-Smith, 57, found dead, June 2019 *ARREST*

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  1. Sherlockhemlock

    Sherlockhemlock Well-Known Member

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    Abd I can totally see her it him stealing and it being enough $$$ to resort to murder (possibly quickly) if Linda threatened to go to the cops. Abuse of a corpse is a holding charge or used as a charge for arguing aggravating circumstances. I have seen it a lot the last several years. Jmo
     


  2. Handsome Sailor

    Handsome Sailor Seize the day!

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    Motive? Love interest. Jealousy. imo
     
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  3. trujac

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    That's what I think too...Becky had a long history of stealing--she was comfortable doing it, and it doesn't seem like she ever assaulted anyone over it either. In my opinion, this murder definitely has overtones of something more than just a money issue.
     
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  4. trujac

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    That is a possibility too--Perhaps, there were extenuating circumstances going on in Becky's life that caused her snap. I find it hard to imagine her boyfriend, TL, not knowing that Becky was stealing from Linda, unless she had access to money that belonged to Linda...money that TL didn't know about.
     
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    LOL, that is the irony of fate--the very thing you try so desperately to avoid often ends up on your doorstep.
     
  6. Marple

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    I don’t think anyone should be bringing LCS under suspicion. Some of these comments are pretty close to victim blaming.
     
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  7. Marple

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  9. Simply Southern

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  10. Marple

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    Oh no, how strange! I glanced it quickly but as I said, she died from stab wounds, not gunshot. The camera tells the tale, apparently. It was found in in the garage with many things, so it had been disconnected but there was footage IN THE CLOUD.

    Here's another link Affidavit unveils new details in murder of former state Senator Linda Collins - ETA to confirm to guidelines on copywrited materials.

    POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A report Friday noted that a home security camera owned by former State Senator Linda Collins reportedly played a role in the arrest of Becky O’Donnell.

    According to content provider KARK, an arrest affidavit has been released for O’Donnell in the case.

    The report notes that Collins died of multiple stab wounds, not shot, KARK reported, citing Arkansas Times in the story.
     
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  11. Momof4RN

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  12. Marple

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    There is a media black out so clearly this was not intended to be released. I'll bet the judge is quite upset.
     
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  13. Momof4RN

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    Pretty sure there had also been a quote from mr Boyce in the original article that he was releasing the affidavit because of the many requests for it.
     
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  14. Marple

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    I don't remember reading that Momof4RN but I do know Boyce is backpedaling now. I also can't imagine Max Brantley would have released the information if he didn't have permission. Oopsie.
     
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  15. Momof4RN

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    So now what? What’s the WS rule on this? We allowed to discuss or no?
     
  16. Simply Southern

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    I think we should defer to a MOD for clarification. JMOO
     
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    Thanks !! Good find.
     
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  18. Marple

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    Well, the affadavit wasn't released, just parts of what they used for BO's arrest. It does put speculation to rest about her being shot as I had seen other terrible posts in social media about how LCS was "pro gun" and isn't it ironic she was shot. :( People are so mean-spirited. The camera footage is interesting as it may actually show BO either doing something illegal or perhaps caught in a lie to law enforcement. It "played a role" in the arrest.
     
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    On page 8, their is a news article that says BO went to Walmart alone and bought a large quantity of bleach using a credit/debit card that was not LCS. She returned later that day with TL and made another purchase of others items using LCS credit card. ( and maybe or maybe not one more bottle of bleach)
     
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