Baltimore Police have arrested the husband and stepdaughter of the Good Samaritan who was killed back in December 2018.
Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison told Fox Baltimore Sunday the pair staged Jacquelyn Smith’s death and are now facing 1st degree murder charges.
Smith was allegedly killed back on December 1st, 2018 on Valley Street after pulling over to give money to a panhandler. After she gave money to the woman, a man reportedly stabbed her. Police say there was no panhandler and Smith’s husband, Keith Smith and his daughter Valeria Smith were in the car with her at the time.
The pair were caught in Texas, near the Mexican border. Authorities believe they were trying to flee the country. They are in police custody awaiting extradition back to Maryland.
Mayor Catherine Pugh who was present at the weekend news conference, alongside the City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, issued a statement: “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.”