Elder Patriot | It’s been reported that a 48-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death of former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith.
Collins-Smith was a Republican state representative from 2011-2013. She served in the state senate from 2015-2019. She is generally acknowledged to not be a member of the ‘club‘.
According to the website ArkansasFreedom.com, that purports to expose corruption in the Arkansas state government, Collins-Smith was an anomaly (for her honesty) in the state government once run by Bill and Hillary:
As a sidebar, in all probability there are only 5 bonafide elected officials in the Ark. General Assembly who cannot be purchased: Senator Bryan King & Rep. Josh Miller probably the only 2 Constitutionalists, and there are 3 others who are very close, Senators Linda Collins-Smith, Terry Rice & Rep. Dan Sullivan
Former Collins-Smith campaign staffer, Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, is currently being held in police custody, while criminal charges are pending, according to a report by Fox 16.
BREAKING: A woman has been arrested in connection with the homicide of former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith.
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas is currently in custody. Criminal charges are pending. .
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Third
Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office made the arrest.
The investigation is presently at a critical juncture and no further information will be released at this hour until authorities are confident it will not compromise the integrity of the criminal case.
Sheriff’s officers confirmed that the woman in the photo above, on the right, is Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell. Collins-Smith is on the left.
Curiously, according to investigators, the picture was posted to O’Donnell’s Facebook page in the days after Collins-Smith was murdered.
Adding to the intrigue was Circuit Judge Harold Erwin’s order that the investigative files in the murder of Collins-Smith were to remain sealed.
Collins-Smith had been an advocate for keeping children together with their natural families clashing, at times, with the corrupt & scandal ridden Arkansas Department of Human Services (ARDHS).
Collins-Smith wanted to know the reason that only 14% of children, deemed to be at risk in their homes, were placed with other family members.
Was Collins-Smith’s murder part of a larger conspiracy? We’ll keep digging for the answer to that question.