Skip to comments.Judge to finally unseal documents in murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith
Posted on 06/16/2020 8:19:01 AM PDT by bitt
The case against the politician's friend has been shrouded in secrecy.
After a year of secrecy and mystery, the public is about to start seeing records connected with the investigation into the killing of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith.
During a lengthy pretrial hearing Friday in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Judge John Fogleman said in the coming days he would be unsealing at least 51 documents filed by investigators and prosecutors under one of the strictest gag orders ever seen by legal observers in Arkansas history. Fogleman did not say when he would be releasing the documents or how many pages.
"People need to be able to see what's going on," Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell, who's running the homicide investigation, said in an interview after court.
The judge's order followed a decision earlier this year to modify the gag order in the case and restrict how much the authorities could do without the public and the media having access. His decision came after ABC News and the Arkansas Press Association sued for access to the records.
MORE: Hearings begin for suspect accused of killing former Arkansas state senator Fogleman took over the case late last year after three prior judges withdrew because of potential conflicts of interest.
Collins-Smith, 57, disappeared in May 2019 and her bloody body was found on June 4. Within days, authorities arrested Rebecca O'Donnell, 49, a longtime employee and friend of Collins-Smith, and charged her with murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against O'Donnell, who helped manage Collins-Smith's personal finances and motel business.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Unlike my usual check of posts, I actually read the whole article. No mention of political party.
Will these be the records that will unseal the theory that the Clintons may have known about the murder of Collins-Smith
Why the secrecy? Is there a Freeper lawyer who could explain this?
Since Collins-Smith was planning on soon disclosing a pedophile ring, possibly in Arkansas,
one has to wonder if O'Donnell had a financial interest in managing the motel operations and rooms for pedophiles.
The arrest for murder includes a charge of 'abuse of corpse'.
The fact there was a 'strict gag order' issued, suggests that the crime may involve the 'power establishment' in Arkansas,
especially since three prior justices recused themselves, prior to assignment to this judge.
Child trafficing by far the most likely reason.
Wasn’t another gal murdered that was looking into Child sex trafficking also?
If the Clintons were involved it would have been done by pros with no evidence.
Well, if you’re already likely heading to death row, what have you got to lose? Why not try to put out a hit on the judge?
What are they going to do? Execute you twice?
You can bet the farm that one Clinton or two damn Clintons are involved in one form or the other up to their eyeballs.
You can bet your last penny that the Clintons knew about. And, in my opinion, are involved someway.When God punishes a Nation, He inflicts a bill or Hillary Clinton on them.
I remember someone else. I vaguely remember a youtube clip of her walking on a street and talking. I had forgotten about her.
It is STUNNING how much you forget about the crimes of the left. Every now and again something causes me to remember something, as you just did. Wasn’t she found dead in her hotel room? They blamed it on something ridiculous.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.