Woman Arrested In Linda Collins Murder

Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, age 48, of Pocahontas is currently in custody with charges pending in the murder investigation of former Arkansas State Senior Linda Collins-Smith.

A Becky O’Donnell was listed as a corroborating witness in Linda Collins September 12, 2018 divorce proceedings from former Judge Phil Smith. O’Donnell campaigned for Collins in 2018. There are also photo’s of Linda Collins with O’Donnell on Becky O’Donnell’s Facebook page.

Rebecca O’Donnell is currently being held in the Lawrence County Detention Center.

We will be adding more information to this article as it becomes available.

The following statement was released by the family of Linda Collins regarding the arrest..