LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Investigators say Beverly Carter disappeared on the evening of September 25th, 2014, while showing a home in Scott. The news sparked several days of searches across Pulaski County.
Three days later a warrant was issued for the arrest of a 33-year-old Jacksonville man named Arron Lewis.
Investigators had been watching the home of Lewis' wife, Crystal Lowery, and were following him the morning of September 28, 2014 when he crashed his car nearby.
Lewis was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries where he escaped. He was arrested the following day after being spotted at a bus stop in Little Rock.
On September 30, 2014, Beverly Carter's body was found in a shallow grave at a cement plant in Cabot where Lewis once worked.
Lewis was charged with capital murder and kidnapping, but told KARK during an October interview that what happened was an accident.
On October 30, 2014, Lowery also charged with capital murder and kidnapping.
She pleaded guilty in July 2015 to first degree murder and kidnapping, receiving a negotiated 30-year prison term on the condition she testify against Lewis.
Lewis has changed his lawyer several times. At one point he was representing himself. He eventually settled on Bill James, an attorney whose firm has represented several other high-profile clients.
That defense scored a victory last month when Judge Herbert Wright threw out evidence of blonde hair and used duct tape found in Lewis' truck, saying it had been obtained through an illegal search.
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