Rebecca O’Donnell entered her court hearing at the Randolph County Courthouse this morning and changed her plea to guilty of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Rebecca O’Donnell was sentenced to 54 years in prison.

O’Donnell had previously pled not guilty to the murder of former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins.
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 49 years old of Biggers was a former friend of the late Senator Collins and worked on her campaign. O’Donnell’s fiancé Tim Loggains appeared on ABC news in June of last year supporting O’Donnell and proclaiming her innocence. Loggains himself had power of attorney over Collins during her divorce from Judge Phil Smith and oversaw some of her financial matters. Loggains has never been charged with any crimes in this case.
 O’Donnell was arrested and charged 10 days after family members found the badly decomposed body of Collins on June 4th, 2019.
Prosecutors have named money as a possible motive behind the murder.
O’Donnell was charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.