LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The latest on the capital murder trial of an Arkansas man accused in the kidnapping and killing of a real estate agent (all times local):
Opening statements are planned for Wednesday morning in the trial for an Arkansas man accused of kidnapping and killing a real estate agent.
Arron Lewis is charged with capital murder and kidnapping in the 2014 death of Beverly Carter, who disappeared after telling her husband she was going to show a house in a rural area of Scott, which is about 15 miles east of Little Rock. Her body was found days later in a shallow grave at a concrete plant where Lewis had previously worked.
Attorneys were able to quickly pick a jury Tuesday in the case. Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.
Prosecutors allege that Lewis killed Carter after arranging the house showing. But a judge has cited missteps from law enforcement and barred much evidence from being introduced at trial — including duct tape and pieces of Carter's hair found in the trunk of Lewis' car.