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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:57 AM

Arkansas authorities arrest woman in killing of former state senator

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/448703-arkansas-authorities-arrest-woman-in-killing-of-former-state-senator

Arkansas authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith (R), State Police and Randolph County Sheriff's deputies announced Friday.

Special agents have taken Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, into custody and criminal charges against her are pending, police said in a statement.

Police said the investigation is currently at a “critical juncture,” and they are not releasing any further information to maintain the case's integrity.

Collins-Smith, 57, was reportedly found in her Pocahontas, Ark., home with a gunshot wound on June 4. It wasn’t clear how long she had been dead when her body was found, but she was said to be wrapped in some kind of blanket and her body had begun to decompose.

Collins-Smith served in the state House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. When she was first elected, she identified as a Democrat but switched to the Republican Party during her first term.

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Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 OP
Historic NY Jun 2019 #1
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #4
rampartc Jun 2019 #2
mainer Jun 2019 #3
dalton99a Jun 2019 #5
mercuryblues Jun 2019 #6


Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:48 AM

4. Killed by a supporter (and supporter of Trump)?

There goes the "Clinton Body Count" theory!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:27 AM

2. the "clinton body count" people think that this woman was investigating the clinton foundation

and some connection with the Arkansas environmental agency. it a pretty weird theory.




https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/linda-collins-smith-clintons/

snopes rates this "false," but for those believe q anon and think "arkencide" is an actual real thing ………...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

3. Love triangle?

when women kill, all too often the motive is a love affair gone wrong

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:55 AM

5. Sounds like it

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:02 AM

6. That was my first thought

Then I read more.

The 3, Collins, Loggains and O'Donnell were very close.

Loggains (the boyfriend of O'Donnell) Had a power of Attorney for Collins last year. Loggains tried to cash a 428,522 income tax return check. The ex-husband filed an emergency injunction to get Loggains to stop using his and Collins joint bank account. Which he won.

https://neareport.com/2019/06/15/suspect-boyfriend-deeply-connected-to-collins/?fbclid=IwAR1X_DB9YkowiffWP99-8dHWU4eHgKeolSkz4_aoHvA7Z5rZjtqaQ4gt3Ow

They were due in court tomorrow because Collins seemed to be hiding assets and refusing to comply with court orders. She claimed the ex was hiding assets in Panama. The ex-husband is not considered a suspect.

More on that court case here: https://neareport.com/2019/06/12/murdered-state-senator-was-in-bitter-legal-fight-with-ex-husband-ex-judge/

My guess is, O'Donnell's boyfriend (Loggains) was having an affair with Collins. Why else would she trust him with POA? Why else would he participate in helping her hide assets? It also seems like she was using him as a patsy, if they were caught she could blame him because he had control over her accounts.

Somehow O'Donnell found out and killed Collins.

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