Jury Watches Interrogation Video In Murder Trial For Keith Smith, Who Blamed Panhandler For Wife’s Death – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On day 3 of the trial versus Keith Smith, the male who’s been charged with first-degree murder after his other half was stabbed to death, video recordings of his interrogation were played in court.
Mr. Smith is implicated of eliminating his other half Jacquelyn Smith and after that blaming it on a panhandler.
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District attorneys played video of the accused being questioned. At one point an investigator stated, “I have gathered amazing evidence.” The investigator went on to state “Something happened in that car between you two, you’re the cause”.
Despite The Fact That Keith Smith consistently rejected he had anything to do with his other half’s murder, the investigator stated “You are absolutely the reason your wife is dead.”
The investigator was so persuaded, he informed the life insurance coverage business to hold back on the payment since her spouse was a suspect in the event.
The investigator’s self-confidence originated from cellular phone information that pinged Keith Smith’s phone in Druid Hill Park for more than 10 minutes. In addition to that, one investigator affirmed that they evaluated 9 blocks of both public and personal video security and no electronic cameras caught proof that would confirm the claims that Jacquelyn Smith was killed in East Baltimore.
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One investigator said Keith Smith’s daughter Valeria Smith eventually took them to the park and told them what happened to her stepmom. Valeria Smith pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Jacquelyn Smith, an engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, was killed in December of 2018. Her husband blamed it on a panhandler. Prosecutors say he later left for Florida.
But while he was there, detectives got warrants to wiretap his phone and found out he was sending a package back to Baltimore to his daughter.
A postal service worker affirmed on Friday that he got a call to intercept that package and when they opened the package, it was a cell phone and a number.
Keith Smith may have been trying to dodge the radar of investigators because one law enforcement witness testified that he changed numbers.
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A investigator testified that cell phone towers eventually had a hit on Smith’s phone in Brownsville, Texas. He and his child were jailed 3 months after the murder near the U-S Mexico border.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.