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Arkansas man not claiming insanity in realtor slaying case

Arron Lewis (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction) Arron Lewis (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -

An attorney for the man charged in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent says in a court filing that he doesn't plan to claim insanity as a defense.

Arron Lewis' attorney said in a court filing late Monday it was clear that Lewis did not suffer from a mental disease or defect that rendered him unable to understand right from wrong or control himself. The filing says Lewis will move forward with his general denial defense.

Lewis is charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the 2014 killing of Beverly Carter. Lewis' attorney says he had previously raised the insanity defense "in an abundance of caution." State doctors have twice found him mentally sound.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning in Lewis' case.

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