Court filing suggests money as motive in Collins’ murder case
POCAHONTAS – The first hard clues as to Rebecca O’Donnell’s motive for killing former Sen. Linda Collins last June were given in a recent a court filing by the prosecutor.
Another filing noted the change of O’Donnell’s next hearing date from May 21 to June 12.
In a notice, filed April 30, Special Prosecutor Robert Dittrich contended that financial gain and avoiding arrest are the two aggravating circumstances for which they’ll seek O’Donnell’s capital murder conviction.
The notice stated specifically the murder was committed for the “purpose of avoiding or preventing an arrest or effecting an escape from custody,” and for “pecuniary gain.”
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