Rebecca O’Donnell appeared in Randolph County Court today wearing a protective vest and handcuffs. O’Donnell is charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse & tampering in the murder case of former Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith. She is being held without bond and will be assigned a public defender.

O’Donnell was a friend of Linda Collins-Smith and even campaigned for her in Collin’s last bid for re-election in 2018 . Rebecca O’Donnell was listed as a witness in the Collins/Smith divorce proceedings last year and O’Donnell’s boyfriend, Tim Loggains was listed as power of attorney for Collins.

No motive has been named and documents in the case have been sealed.