Becky O’Donnell, charged with capital murder in the slaying of former Sen. Linda Collins of Pocahontas, was in circuit court in Pocahontas today for a hearing on motions in the case.
The hearing was uneventful. Defense and prosecution agreed on six routine orders pertaining to, for example, discovery and preservation of evidence and investigative materials, and Judge David Goodson also set a pretrial hearing Nov. 22. No trial date has yet been set. No one testified.
O’Donnell has pleaded innocent to the charge that she fatally stabbed Collins and left her body under a cover outside her home. O’Donnell was a long-time friend and campaigner for the former Republican senator. Prosecutor Henry Boyce and State Police investigators have revealed little about what they believe led to the killing, but documents made public in the case indicate key evidence will come from security cameras in Collins’ home.