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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to.
He said he wanted to plead guilty because he just wanted “this to be over with.”
Carter’s body was found in a shallow grave near Cabot, about 20 miles northeast of central Little Rock, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said early Tuesday.
As Lewis was escorted out of court Tuesday, he told reporters, including CNN affiliate KARK, that he wanted to plead guilty to the charges of kidnapping and capital murder, adding, “I just want this all over with.”
Asked if he would have pleaded guilty even facing the death penalty, which the sheriff’s office said prosecutors will seek, he nodded in agreement.
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