Keith Smith, right, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, were arrested Sunday near the U.S.-Mexico border in Harlingen, Texas, in connection with Jacquelyn Smith’s death. (Baltimore Police Department) A man accused of killing his wife and blaming the fatal stabbing on a panhandler in December exploited Baltimore’s negative reputation and made others fear the homeless community, city officials said. Keith Smith and his daughter, Valeria Smith, were arrested Sunday near the U.S.-Mexico border in Harlingen, Texas, three months after they falsely claimed Jacquelyn Smith was killed by a panhandling duo in Baltimore, officials said. “These individuals took advantage of a situation, a city that is already dealing with its own problems,” Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said, according to FOX45 Baltimore. “We’re looking forward to this cruel act being brought to justice.” Jacquelyn Smith, 52, died in December after being stabbed. Her husband and stepdaughter were arrested and charged in her murder. (Baltimore PD) MARYLAND WOMAN THOUGHT KILLED BY PANHANDLER WAS ACTUALLY KILLED BY HUSBAND: POLICE Police initially said Jacquelyn Smith, who is Valeria Smith’s stepmother, was sitting in the passenger seat of her car in December when she rolled down her window to give a woman who appeared to be holding a… Read full this story
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