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Suspects accused of murder in Baltimore waive extradition in Texas

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Maryland murder suspects appear in court. (Source: KGBT Photo)

Two suspects wanted in the murder of a woman in Maryland waived their extradition Monday morning in court.

Keith Smith, 52, and Valeria Smith, 28, are being held on no bond on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

Back in December 2018, it was reported that Jacquelyn Smith had been stabbed to death when she was attempting to give money to a young woman who appeared to be homeless. Authorities said that Keith Smith was Jacquelyn’s husband and Valeria Smith is their step-daughter.

DPS Troopers made the arrest Sunday morning during a routine traffic stop in Combes. A Trooper observed a Toyota Camry that matched the description of a vehicle being driven by the suspects.

It is believed the two may have been heading to Mexico.

“Unfortunately, living close to the border obviously when you apprehend somebody from Maryland the presumption is that they were heading to Mexico,” Cameron County District Attorney, Luis V. Saenz, said. “Officers were fortunate to apprehend them before they got to Mexico.”

Judge Louis Sorrola has given the state of Maryland 10 days to pick up both suspects.


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