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Black Woman Killed After Giving Money To Pandhandler

meka72

Well-Known Member
@Zuleika legit dropped a bombshell on this thread.

I just dont understand why we are just learning about his criminal history now. I'm surprised it didnt come out before they ran away. And how long ago was the warrant issued for them to be caught in TX for an outstanding warrant???
I wonder if he killed her (allegedly) because she found out about his criminal history and/or HIV status?
 

jeanghrey

Well-Known Member
Nineteen years earlier, Keith Smith had confessed to robbing the First Union Bank in Timonium on three separate occasions between December 1999 and August 2000.

Smith's robbery spree came to an end on September 1, 2000, when Baltimore County Police spotted a gold Maxima that fit the description of the wanted vehicle involved in a bank robbery four days before.

The driver, who was later identified as Keith Smith, led police on a car chase throughout the city when he crashed into a Baltimore City Police cruiser at the intersection of Ashburton Street and Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore.

According to Baltimore County Police reports, Smith told police he had recently found out that he was HIV positive, and that he lost his job at FedEx after racking up too many points on his driving record. He told police that he was a single parent and needed money to pay overdue bills.

Smith was found guilty of the robberies and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.wmar2news.com/news/crime-checker/baltimore-city-crime/husband-accused-of-good-samaritans-murder-used-to-rob-banks?_amp=true

Reason number 98799 why I stopped feeling bad about being single....this is an episode of “who the *** did I marry” for real...may that poor woman rip
 

UmSumayyah

Well-Known Member
STOP.

MARRYING.


DOWN.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/m...lyn-smith-finances-estate-20190306-story.html


Documents and those knowledgeable about the couple indicate that Keith benefited financially from Jacquelyn during her life — and had sought to be the executor of her estate, which he said was worthless.

Trisvan called his sister, who worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground, “100 percent the breadwinner” in the relationship. He believed Keith, a truck driver, had pushed the lavish lifestyle. The two had married in 2014 in Havre de Grace.

...

Two weeks after Keith allegedly murdered Jacquelyn, the widower asked for the routine legal authority to manage her estate.


According to a petition filed with the Harford County register of wills, he claimed her estate was worthless. Her condo in Aberdeen was underwater by about $26,000. She may have had her own bank account, but he wasn’t sure.

Smith wrote in the document that the loan payoff on the house is $230,600.78. “No value in home,” he wrote.

A Zillow estimate on the house is $225,095.

Deeds recorded with the state indicate that Jacquelyn Smith took ownership of the house from her first husband on Dec. 27, 2006. On the same date she took out a $275,400 mortgage to refinance and payoff the outstanding $244,207 mortgage, state records show.

In the petition, Smith stated that he paid for the $10,000 funeral expenses. He states in the document that he searched for a will but could not find one.

In the petition, Smith wrote that he was qualified to administer the estate because he was the “spouse” and he “paid funeral expense.”


By signing the petition he also confirmed that he was “mentally competent” and “not a disqualified person because of feloniously and intentionally killing, conspiring to kill, or procuring the killing of the decedent.”

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intellectualuva

Well-Known Member
Was there a go fund me for the funeral or did he have the 10K? How is her estate "worthless?" He probably didn't want to go through the trouble of having the deed and mortgage converted to him (as his name wasn't likely on anything considering she owned the house before him) especially because he couldn't afford it.

I wonder if she did have a second account and he simply didn't want to report it because he was already working his way through those funds writing checks to himself and using the ATM as some folks do. I don't think banks automatically get a notification.

There is just so much going on. :nono:
 

intellectualuva

Well-Known Member
When I read that the step-daughter and husband were in on the whole plot, my mind went to B. Smith and her situation. Really this the hood version of the same story. B-Smith's is the bougie edition.

I was talking to a male friend about this and he tried to tell me that the two stories aren't the same at all "because he is taking care of his wife." I didn't even debate it. I simply said ok. I disagree. I think both men have personality traits in common. I don't know much about the different psych diagnosis but I wouldn't be surprised if they scored similarly even though one is obviously more extreme.
 

UmSumayyah

Well-Known Member
I was talking to a male friend about this and he tried to tell me that the two stories aren't the same at all "because he is taking care of his wife." I didn't even debate it. I simply said ok. I disagree. I think both men have personality traits in common. I don't know much about the different psych diagnosis but I wouldn't be surprised if they scored similarly even though one is obviously more extreme.
B. Smith's husband is just smarter. The baseline feelings (or lack thereof) are there.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Omg please. What?!
If I had her information I would tell her to run like her life depended on it because I think it does. I doubt the marriage is legal because I'm pretty sure he's married at least 2 other pen pals since he's been in. There's another couple in my family made up of a dude who married when he was in prison. He got out acted a fool and after putting up for it for about 5-6 years she left. At my mothers funeral, this "in-law" told me that she went to file for divorce and found out he was still married to somebody else.
 

ThirdEyeBeauty

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When I read that the step-daughter and husband were in on the whole plot, my mind went to B. Smith and her situation. Really this the hood version of the same story. B-Smith's is the bougie edition.
Wow, tell me more. I read he has a girlfriend in the house with B. Smith. What else is going on?

ETA: Dan Gasby has ruined his reputation as a strong man in a strong marriage. Now he has made it to punk status.
 
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Everything Zen

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My face after reading the plot twist. Thanks @Zuleika :rose:
 

prettyinpurple

Well-Known Member
STOP.

MARRYING.


DOWN.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/m...lyn-smith-finances-estate-20190306-story.html


Documents and those knowledgeable about the couple indicate that Keith benefited financially from Jacquelyn during her life — and had sought to be the executor of her estate, which he said was worthless.

Trisvan called his sister, who worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground, “100 percent the breadwinner” in the relationship. He believed Keith, a truck driver, had pushed the lavish lifestyle. The two had married in 2014 in Havre de Grace.

...

Two weeks after Keith allegedly murdered Jacquelyn, the widower asked for the routine legal authority to manage her estate.


According to a petition filed with the Harford County register of wills, he claimed her estate was worthless. Her condo in Aberdeen was underwater by about $26,000. She may have had her own bank account, but he wasn’t sure.

Smith wrote in the document that the loan payoff on the house is $230,600.78. “No value in home,” he wrote.

A Zillow estimate on the house is $225,095.

Deeds recorded with the state indicate that Jacquelyn Smith took ownership of the house from her first husband on Dec. 27, 2006. On the same date she took out a $275,400 mortgage to refinance and payoff the outstanding $244,207 mortgage, state records show.

In the petition, Smith stated that he paid for the $10,000 funeral expenses. He states in the document that he searched for a will but could not find one.

In the petition, Smith wrote that he was qualified to administer the estate because he was the “spouse” and he “paid funeral expense.”


By signing the petition he also confirmed that he was “mentally competent” and “not a disqualified person because of feloniously and intentionally killing, conspiring to kill, or procuring the killing of the decedent.”




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Yes!

I saw another similar story in DC that reminded me of this case. The woman was a security guard in a homeless shelter and started dating one of the clients, moved him into her home, and had him around her young grandchildren. It looks like all of that and the murder happened within the last two weeks o_O. On top of that, turns out he was on the FBI's most wanted list for murdering his gf in NJ. Then he came down here and murdered his DC girlfriend. She was about to buy a home and got back to nursing school, yet she dated him. Sigh.

The guy must be a psychopath. He killed both girlfriends' pets too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.25172f365ae5
 
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Reinventing21

Spreading my wings
Read the story and YIKES!!!! He is a full blown sociopath.

Yes, agree, we need to teach people how to vet other people. It has nothing to do with education level. This is more to do with trust/naivete/social cues/lack of understanding different patholoigies/abuse etc.

If you don't know what to look for and find yourself in the middle of a situation, it can be very difficult to see what is truly going on (but is sometimes obvious to the outside observer). Some may have had experience, some may find it instinctual, but for many this skill may need to be explicitly taught.


Yes!

I saw another similar story in DC that reminded me of this case. The woman was a security guard in a homeless shelter and started dating one of the clients, moved him into her home, and had him around her young grandchildren. It looks like all of that and the murderd happened within the last two weeks o_O. On top of that, turns out he was on the FBI's most wanted list for murdering his gf in NJ. Then he came down here and murdered his DC girlfriend. She was about to buy a home and got back to nursing school, yet she dated him. Sigh.

The guy must be a psychopath. He killed both girlfriends' pets too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.25172f365ae5
 

Southernbella.

Well-Known Member
Yes!

I saw another similar story in DC that reminded me of this case. The woman was a security guard in a homeless shelter and started dating one of the clients, moved him into her home, and had him around her young grandchildren. It looks like all of that and the murderd happened within the last two weeks o_O. On top of that, turns out he was on the FBI's most wanted list for murdering his gf in NJ. Then he came down here and murdered his DC girlfriend. She was about to buy a home and got back to nursing school, yet she dated him. Sigh.

The guy must be a psychopath. He killed both girlfriends' pets too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.25172f365ae5

I have a PhD in true crime TV and off the top of my head I can think of three more cases:

A well-loved bw doctor killed by her underemployed dh who also bit her during the murder (that's how he was caught)

A prominent attorney in New Orleans, I believe, who was murdered in her office by her underemployed dh

A different bw doctor who was abused by her underemployed dh. He wanted to kill her but couldn't get to her so he killed a bunch of other people instead.

And then of course you have the self-made entrepreneur last year who's dh set up that fake home invasion.

White men seem to kill their families regardless with no rhyme or reason but there's something about this dynamic in black couples where the breadwinner wife is more at risk. I wish someone would study this and put some science on it because I bet I'm right.

So yeah, bw have to stop marrying down.

Oh, there's the woman from that haircare company. Her dh was white but she was the breadwinner. Same dynamic. Stop marrying down.
 

prettyinpurple

Well-Known Member
I have a PhD in true crime TV and off the top of my head I can think of three more cases:

A well-loved bw doctor killed by her underemployed dh who also bit her during the murder (that's how he was caught)

A prominent attorney in New Orleans, I believe, who was murdered in her office by her underemployed dh

A different bw doctor who was abused by her underemployed dh. He wanted to kill her but couldn't get to her so he killed a bunch of other people instead.

And then of course you have the self-made entrepreneur last year who's dh set up that fake home invasion.

White men seem to kill their families regardless with no rhyme or reason but there's something about this dynamic in black couples where the breadwinner wife is more at risk. I wish someone would study this and put some science on it because I bet I'm right.

So yeah, bw have to stop marrying down.

Oh, there's the woman from that haircare company. Her dh was white but she was the breadwinner. Same dynamic. Stop marrying down.
This is so crazy!

Tyler Perry's movies about marrying down don't help either :/ Too much working with a brotha.
 

intellectualuva

Well-Known Member
I have a PhD in true crime TV and off the top of my head I can think of three more cases:

A well-loved bw doctor killed by her underemployed dh who also bit her during the murder (that's how he was caught)

A prominent attorney in New Orleans, I believe, who was murdered in her office by her underemployed dh

A different bw doctor who was abused by her underemployed dh. He wanted to kill her but couldn't get to her so he killed a bunch of other people instead.

And then of course you have the self-made entrepreneur last year who's dh set up that fake home invasion.

White men seem to kill their families regardless with no rhyme or reason but there's something about this dynamic in black couples where the breadwinner wife is more at risk. I wish someone would study this and put some science on it because I bet I'm right.

So yeah, bw have to stop marrying down.

Oh, there's the woman from that haircare company. Her dh was white but she was the breadwinner. Same dynamic. Stop marrying down.

:cry3:
 
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