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New Prosecutor Named In Linda Collins-Smith Case

(TB&P) — After the resignation of Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce from the Linda Collins-Smith murder case, a new prosecutor has been assigned. Late ...

(TB&P) -- After the resignation of Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce from the Linda Collins-Smith murder case, a new prosecutor has been assigned.

Late last week, Robert Dittrich of Stuttgart, who was the elected prosecuting attorney in the 11th-East District for 34 years, was assigned the case Friday in a court order, according to KAIT 8 News.

 

He will prosecute the case against Rebecca O’Donnell, who is accused of murdering Collins-Smith, a former State Senator, last June.

Dittrich did not seek re-election in 2018 and has worked as a deputy prosecutor in Pine Bluff since then, but he is set to retire on Dec. 31.

Boyce resigned earlier this month.

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