Suspect: Realtor Targeted Because She Was Rich, Worked Alone

Arron Lewis pleads not guilty to kidnapping, murder of Beverly Carter
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2014 11:22 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office shows Beverly Carter.   (AP Photo/Courtesy Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office)

(Newser) – A little more light is perhaps being shed on the death of real estate agent Beverly Carter: A suspect in the murder, Arron Lewis, told reporters that Carter was targeted because "she was a woman that worked alone—a rich broker," Fox News reports. But he's not saying he was to blame. He referred to a co-defendant, Fox News notes; meanwhile, the AP reports that Lewis has pleaded not guilty to preliminary kidnapping and capital murder charges—though he reportedly admitted the kidnapping to authorities. Carter's body was found this morning at a concrete company property more than 20 miles from where she went missing; Lewis once worked for the company, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. (Read more Beverly Carter stories.)

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