Judge grants 60 day continuance in Collins murder case

POCAHONTAS—A pretrial hearing, on Thursday, Sept. 19, was held for Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, suspect in the stabbing death of former state Senator Linda Collins, at the Randolph County Courthouse where she and her legal team were granted a 60-day continuance.

Special presiding judge, the Honorable Judge David Goodson, granted the Motion of Continuance and scheduled O’Donnell’s next pre-trial hearing/motion for Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 p.m. at the Randolph County Courthouse.

Thursday afternoon’s hearing, which saw a rather sparse crowd, filling the first few rows on each side of the courtroom, lasted just under 10 minutes as O’Donnell sat with her defense team, attorneys Katherine Streett and Lee Short. Streett asked Judge Goodson for the continuance in order for their team to have more time. Goodson asked 3rd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce if he had any objections to which Boyce said he did not.

Following Judge Goodson’s granting of continuance, he also signed and released the following orders Thursday:

• An order for the state to disclose, preserve, and produce digital files



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