Keith and Valeria Smith left prison near the Mexican border Wednesday morning and began their extradition back to Baltimore to stand trial for the murder of Jacquelyn Smith.
Around 9:30 a.m., authorities escorted the father and daughter from the Cameron County Detention Center in South Texas, said Sheriff Omar Lucio, who runs the prison.
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“I checked with my jailer. They didn’t say anything. They knew where they were going,” Lucio said. “They didn’t create any kind of commotion.”
Their quiet departure marked the end of what police described as a run for the Mexican border with detectives closing in on the alleged murderers. Jacquelyn Smith’s husband, Keith Smith, said she was fatally stabbed after she rolled down a car window to give money to a panhandler in East Baltimore. But Baltimore police said Sunday that Keith Smith and his stepdaughter had been arrested in Smith’s death. Jacquelyn Smith, 54, of Aberdeen was an electrical engineer at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She was stabbed five times in her chest and killed in December, and the crime shocked the conscience of Baltimore residents. Her husband, Keith , and his daughter, Valeria , claimed the killing happened […]