The recent abduction and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has agents everywhere living in fear for their safety. Carter vanished Thursday after showing a home in the small rural community of Scott, located in the central part of Arkansas.
Her accused killer has since been arrested and charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping. When asked by reporters why Carter was targeted, Lewis responded: “Because she was just a woman that worked alone — a rich broker,” The Associated Press reported.
This was a tragic, senseless murder that could have been prevented. I implore every Realtor in the United States to carry a pepper spray (at the very least) with them for self defense. Pepper spray is inexpensive and very effective at stopping an attack. The effects are almost instant and causes severe inflammation of the membranes, eyes are swollen shut by the excessive tearing, the respiratory tract becomes inflamed and breathing is difficult, the capillaries of the eyes swell causing temporary blindness and there is severe, coughing, choking and wheezing, all of which will disable an assailant for up to 45 minutes.
Our sincere condolences to the Carter family. We pray that you will find closure and peace through GOD.