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Husband, Stepdaughter Who Blamed Panhandler For Woman’s Stabbing Death In Baltimore, Arrested In Her Killing

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Husband, Stepdaughter Who Blamed Panhandler For Woman’s Stabbing Death In Baltimore, Arrested In Her Killing

Husband, Stepdaughter Who Blamed Panhandler For Woman’s Stabbing Death In Baltimore, Arrested In Her Killing

Socialites, remember when we shared the tragic news about Jacquelyn Smith, who was reportedly killed after giving money to a homeless stranger in Baltimore? Well, there has been a major plot twist in her story.

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According to ABC News, Smith was not killed by a panhandler. She was reportedly killed her husband and stepdaughter. Keith Smith, 52, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, 28, were arrested Sunday and have been charged in her death, police announced. They were taken into custody by Texas State Police, near the U.S.-Mexico border while trying to flee the country earlier Sunday, acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

Keith Smith had initially told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer from Harford County, was trying to give money to a homeless woman who was begging in the rain with a baby while at a traffic light. They said the man came up to the car under the guise of thanking Jacquelyn Smith, then reached into the car and snatched her necklace and pocketbook, stabbing her in the process. Keith Smith and Valeria Smith, even appeared tearful at a news conference, asking for Justice for Smith.

“The information and evidence point it wasn’t a panhandler,” Harrison said. “People take advantage of Baltimore. We want to make sure the truth comes out and justice is done.”

Harrison did not explain at the brief news conference what specific roles police attribute to Keith and Valeria Smith, nor did he reveal a possible motive. Mayor Catherine Pugh even criticized the killing and alleged cover-up.

“Like everyone in our city, state and across this nation, we mourned the senseless killing of Jacquelyn Smith. To now learn that family members staged this brutal killing is beyond belief and represents a double tragedy,’ Pugh said in a statement Sunday. “They were responsible for taking Jacquelyn’s life with unconscionable cruelty and contrived to do so in our city under the guise of random violence, exploiting the legitimate fears of our residents.”

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