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Fundraiser to benefit Billings case

Posted: January 7, 2013 - 8:20pm

La Venia Billings, wife of the late Larry Billings, announced Monday a fundraiser to benefit a reward pool for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her husband’s death.

Billings, 60, was the longtime owner of Conway Roller Rink. He was found dead in his home on Canterberry Gap Road Oct. 29, having suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Officials say there were no signs of struggle or forced entry to the home and no weapon was located at the scene. Authorities have declined comment on the type or caliber of firearm used in the shooting. A Nissan Titan taken from the home the day of the incident was located in November in the parking lot of a West Little Rock Kroger store.

The fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Conway Roller Rink on East Oak Street.

A $10 donation will include admittance to the Zumba-themed event, and will include a workout to “hypnotic musical rhythms ... to create a dynamic workout that is fun and easy.”

All donations are welcome. Children under 12 are invited to participate for free.

For more information on the event, call 749-9880.

(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 505-1277 or by e-mail at megan.reynolds@thecabin.net. Follow us on Twitter @LCDonline.)

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