Politician's friend, former staffer charged in her murder

Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell is charged in the death of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins Smith, who was found shot to death on June 4.
1:58 | 06/18/19

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We're back with new developments in the mystery involving a former Arkansas state senator and her friend. That former staffer is accused of murder facing charges and Amy has all the details. Incredible. Incredible. Very bizarre, guys. Good morning. The suspect facing multiple charges including capital murder in what was allegedly the ultimate betrayal. This morning new charges filed against the woman accused of killing Linda collins-smith. A former campaign staffer and close friend of the senator, Rebecca Lynn o'donnell facing charges of capital murder, abuse of collins-smith's body and tampering with evidence arrested Friday following a traffic stop. The investigation is presently at a critical juncture and no further information will be released at this time until we are confident it will not compromise the integrity of the criminal investigation. Reporter: She was found shot to death June 4th. Her body discovered wrapped in a blanket outside her home. She was courageous. She was undaunted. I mean a lot of the behind the scenes scenes of politics that was so bad and quite frankly brutal she would keep fighting KAIT reports her alleged killer recently appeared as a corroborating witness in collins-smith's divorce case and o'donnell's boyfriend reportedly at one point held power of attorney overlooking her finance. We are sickened and upset that someone so close to Linda would be involved in such a terrible heartless crime. The family is confident that the Randolph county sheriff's department and Arkansas state police will continue to work diligently to bring just physical to this case. O'donnell is right now being held without bond and certainly so many more details yet to be uncovered in this twisting, turning of a story. Very bizarre. We have the race against time to pull off an amazing

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