Rebecca O’Donnell appeared in Randolph County Court today wearing a protective vest and handcuffs. Oâ€™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.
Oâ€™Donnell was a friend of Linda Collins-Smith and even campaigned for her in Collinâ€™s last bid for re-election in 2018 . Rebecca Oâ€™Donnell was listed as a witness in the Collins/Smith divorce proceedings last year and Oâ€™Donnellâ€™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.