and Crystal Lowery,
charged in the abduction and slaying of real estate agent Beverly Carter,
made an appearance in circuit court this morning. KATV reports that,
at the request of the victim's family, the suspects will not be facing the death penalty if convicted. Judge Herbert Wright also approved Lewis' request to represent himself, though a lawyer will be present to assist him.
The trial was set for July 7.
Carter was last seen leaving
to show a home for sale near Scott. Her body was found later in northern Pulaski County.