Smith found guilty of ‘ 09 mur­der

Sen­tenc­ing to be­gin early next week

The Covington News - - News - MI­RANDA SAIN Staff Re­porter

Ricky Lewis Smith, 46, of Cov­ing­ton was found guilty of the shoot­ing death of a woman last Wed­nes­day by a New­ton County jury.

He was found guilty of mal­ice mur­der, felony mur­der, two counts of ag­gra­vated as­sault, two counts of pos­ses­sion of firearms dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a felony and pos­ses­sion of firearm by con­victed felon.

Smith is ex­pected to be sen­tenced early next week.

On Nov. 8, 2009, Smith shot and killed Ta­juana Lashawn Stroud of Cov­ing­ton at his brother’s home off Ga. High­way 162 in south Por­terdale. Smith also shot and wounded his brother, Steven Cadet Smith, who sur­vived.

The trial started Tues­day at the New­ton County Court­house with Judge John M. Ott pre­sid­ing.


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