Arkansas Judge Says Recording Admissible In Murder Trial

Jan 5, 2016

File photo of Arron Lewis arriving for a recent court hearing.
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A judge has ruled that a jury can hear a recording of an Arkansas real estate agent asking her husband to follow ransom instructions recorded days before she was found dead by police.

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Herbert Wright ruled Tuesday on several challenges to evidence prosecutors planned to present at Arron Lewis's trial next week.

Lewis is charged with capital murder and kidnapping in the death of real estate agent Beverly Carter.

Wright previously ruled that many of Lewis' statements to investigators are inadmissible because he asked for an attorney and no attorney was provided. The judge said the recording can be used despite being played in one of those interrogations.

Wright said some other evidence, including texts between Lewis and his wife, will be allowed.