Episode 28: Biddy Biddy Bom Bom

Tina and Hillary cover the murder of former Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith and former President Nixon’s visit from Elvis Presley.

Tina’s Story
Linda Collins-Smith served as Arkansas senator from 2014-2019 and prior to that served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2011-2013. But, when her body is discovered outside her home, her death and the alleged reason for her murder sends shockwaves through her hometown of Pocahontas.

Hillary’s Story
In 1970, Nixon was beginning his campaign to stop an alleged drug epidemic he believed was sweeping the nation. Elvis Presley had similar concerns at what he saw as a rising drug culture in America. But, when Elvis Presley decides to call on the president, Nixon learns that Elvis has more in mind than a simple visitation.

Tina's Story
Linda Collins-Smith

Philip Smith, Linda Collins-Smith’s Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Arkansas Times
Retired judge reprimanded for personal use of office--BY Max Brantley

Magnolia Reporter
Former state senator found dead from gunshot wound

ABC News
Prosecutors to seek death penalty for suspect in shooting death of former Arkansas Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, is charged with capital murder.--By Julia Jacobo, Josh Margolin and KATE HOLLAND
Judge to finally unseal documents in murder of former state Sen Linda Collins-Smith--By Kate Holland and Josh Margolin
Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell allegedly tried to hire women she met in jail--By Kate Holland, Josh Margolin, and Julia Jacobo
Hearings begin for suspect accused of killing former Arkansas state senator Linda Collins-Smith was found dead at her home after she disappeared in May 2019--By Kate Holland and Josh Margolin

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Money is called a motive in killing of of former Arkansas senator--by John Moritz

NEA Report
Store Owner: I fired Rebecca O’Donnell for Theft
11 Facts we Know about the Linda Collins Murder Investigation

CBS News
New twist in case of woman accused of killing former Arkansas state senator

Aide charged in ex-senator’s death now accused of attempting murder-for-hire plot from jail--by Crystal Bonvillian

Dayton Daily News
Aide charged in ex-senator’s death now accused of attempting murder-for-hire plot from jail--by by Crystal Bonvillian

Linda Collins-Smith

Murder suspect accused of attempting to hire inmates to kill former senator's ex-husband

New prosecutor named in former Arkansas senator Linda Collins murder case

Search warrant issued for Linda Collins’ email, web activity

USA Today
Former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith found dead, state GOP officials say--by Rebecca Morin

Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Linda Collins-Smith and Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell (Facebook photo via People)
Tim Loggins, Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, and Linda Collins-Smith (Facebook via Radar Online)
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell Arrest Photo (via WSBTV)
Linda Collins-Smith Senator Photo (via Ballotpedia)

Hillary's Story
US Government Archives
When Nixon Met Elvis--Letter
Elvis's Letter to Nixon (in text form)

Elvis Meets Nixon

National Security Archive
The Nixon-Presley Meeting

President Nixon meets Elvis Presley: Dec. 21, 1970--By ANDREW GLASS

When Elvis met Nixon: The bizarre story behind this photo--by Rebecca Laurence

You Tube
We Were There When Nixon Met Elvis--from US National Archives
When Elvis Presley Met Richard Nixon (feat. Jack Black & Bob Odenkirk) --from Drunk History

All That's Interesting
The Wild Story Behind This Photo Of Elvis And Nixon--By Katie Serena

The New York Times
‘Elvis & Nixon’ Is Based on a Strange, Real-Life Meeting--by Kathryn Shattuck

Smithsonian Magazine
When Elvis Met Nixon--by Peter Carlson

Nixon and Elvis Meet at the White House--Photo MPI/Getty via Time Magazine

Elvis Presley's Badge--via Metropolitan News Enterprise

Letter to Nixon--via National Archives