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Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

3 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, September 30 2014 Sep 30, 2014 September 30, 2014 2:36 PM September 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jill Bleed

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Authorities say a man accused in the death of an Arkansas real estate agent set up an appointment to view a vacant home before abducting and killing her.

Police found the body of 49-year-old Beverly Carter early Tuesday, five days after she was reported missing. Arron Michael Lewis pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery in connection with Carter's death.

Carter's body was discovered in a shallow grave at a concrete company where Lewis had previously worked. Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Capt. Simon Haynes says Lewis scheduled the appointment with Carter to see the house Thursday but that they were otherwise strangers.

Haynes and Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay would not say how Carter died or how investigators linked Lewis to the case.

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