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voiceofreason
12-20-2011, 11:30 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/12/20/suspect-arrested-in-delaware-abduction-murder/

Soldier Arrested In Connection To Abduction, Murder Of Delaware Woman
December 20, 2011 1:30 PM

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – The 24-year-old man who allegedly confessed to the murder and kidnapping of a 65-year-old woman who was out walking her, is a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded in Afghanistan.

What’s more, Wilmington Police say the suspect, Dwight Smith, told them he intentionally killed Marsha Lee.

Tire marks left at the scene indicate that Smith’s vehicle, a red Hummer with tinted windows, struck Lee on the sidewalk at the corner of Matson Run Parkway East and Lowell Road, as she was walking her dog Monday morning.

Two eyewitnesses allegedly told police they heard a collision and saw a man pick up something and shove it into a red SUV. One of the witnesses said he heard a woman scream either “you’re hurting me” or “you’re killing me.”

Monday evening police stopped Smith’s SUV, on which they found front-end damage and spattered blood, and took him into custody for questioning.

According to charging paperwork filed in Wilmington, Smith told investigators under questioning that once he had the victim in the vehicle “he clicked on” and wanted to kill someone. He allegedly told police that he initially told Lee he would take her to the hospital but then decided otherwise.

“He went on to state that he bashed in her head and added that he struck her head on a rail several times,” the paperwork says.

Late Monday night, police found Lee’s body unclothed at a DelDOT yard off Rockwood Road near I-95. When police asked him why she was naked, he told them that he wanted the crime to look like something else according the court records.

Lee was initially reported missing Monday morning after she failed to return home from a walk with her dog. Lee left her home at about 9 a.m. and her husband reported her missing about an hour later when the dog returned home alone.

Neighbors say Smith’s parents live not far from the scene of the incident in Wilmington and that Smith had returned from military service in Afghanistan just this year after being shot and wounded there. Smith, according to a family member, was awarded the Purple Heart and is currently stationed at Fort Drum. Smith’s father says he was home visiting family for the holidays.

The investigation is ongoing.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/arrest-made-in-delaware-abduction-case#

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Taylor
12-20-2011, 12:44 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/19/police-investigate-possible-abduction-delaware-woman/

Police Investigate Possible Abduction of Delaware Woman

Published December 19, 2011

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This photo provided by Wilmington Police shows Marsha Lee, 65, who was reported missing Dec. 19, 2011.

A Wilmington woman who disappeared while walking her dog Monday morning is thought to have been abducted, police say.

Marsha Lee, 65, was reported missing by her husband, who said he returned from an appointment to find his wife gone and his dog running loose. He had last seen Lee walking the dog Monday morning, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.

Around the same time, police were called to investigate reports of a suspicious person at an intersection near Lee's home. Witnesses reported hearing tires screeching and seeing a black male believed to be in his 30s putting something in the rear door of a red Hummer, WPVI-TV reports.

Police found articles of clothing at the intersection, Lee's husband identified the clothing as his wife's, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.

Police reportedly are checking nearby hospitals to see if someone accidentally hit Lee and took her to the hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on Lee's disappearance is urged to contact the police or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

The Bobster
12-21-2011, 06:16 AM
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/12/20/suspect-arrested-in-delaware-abduction-murder/

Decorated Soldier Arrested In Connection To Abduction, Murder Of Delaware Woman
December 20, 2011 11:20 PM
By Ben Simmoneau, David Madden and Todd Quinones

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – The 24-year-old man who allegedly confessed to the murder and kidnapping of a 65-year-old woman who was out walking her dog, is a Purple Heart recipient who was wounded in Afghanistan.

What’s more, Wilmington Police say the suspect, Dwight Smith, told them he intentionally killed Marsha Lee.

Tire marks left at the scene indicate that Smith’s vehicle, a red Hummer with tinted windows, struck Lee on the sidewalk at the corner of Matson Run Parkway East and Lowell Road, as she was walking her dog Monday morning.

Two eyewitnesses allegedly told police they heard a collision and saw a man pick up something and shove it into a red SUV. One of the witnesses said he heard a woman scream either “you’re hurting me” or “you’re killing me.”

Monday evening police stopped Smith’s SUV, on which they found front-end damage and spattered blood, and took him into custody for questioning.

According to charging paperwork filed in Wilmington, Smith told investigators under questioning that once he had the victim in the vehicle “he clicked on” and wanted to kill someone. He allegedly told police that he initially told Lee he would take her to the hospital but then decided otherwise.

“He went on to state that he bashed in her head and added that he struck her head on a rail several times,” the paperwork says.

Late Monday night, police found Lee’s body unclothed at a DelDOT yard off Rockwood Road near I-95. When police asked him why she was naked, he told them that he wanted the crime to look like something else according the court records.

Lee was initially reported missing Monday morning after she failed to return home from a walk with her dog. Lee left her home at about 9 a.m. and her husband reported her missing about an hour later when the dog returned home alone.

Smith’s parents live not far from the scene of the incident in Wilmington. During a brief interview Tuesday afternoon his father, Dwight Smith, Sr., told Eyewitness news that his son is a Staff Sergeant in the Army who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. This past April, just before his second tour was due to wrap up, he says Smith’s convoy was bombed and his son was severely wounded.

“He made it back, but for me, I don’t think he made it all the way back,” his father said. He says his soon suffered head trauma and believes some type of traumatic stress from his service caused this incident.

“The kid that I sent over there with them [the Army] was not the man they sent back,” Smith, Sr. said. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the other family because this is a tragedy for two families. I just wanted to make sure that everyone knew what type of kid this was, and this was a kid.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Johnny99
12-21-2011, 09:45 AM
Right, pops. 24 years old is an adult. Not a child. No disrespect to any White vets, but just because this nigger got a Purple Heart doesn't make him a "hero" in my book. Spout any excuse ya want, pops, but the bottom line is, he's a rabid ,lowlife, murdering, rapist nigger, and he needs to be put down.

Whitebear
12-21-2011, 10:30 AM
(Black) Suspect Arrested For Murder and Kidnapping of Missing (White) Wilmington Woman (http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/news/news.php?newsID=330)

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DMV photo of Marsha Lee

Earl Turner
12-21-2011, 03:22 PM
Right, pops. 24 years old is an adult. Not a child. No disrespect to any White vets, but just because this nigger got a Purple Heart doesn't make him a "hero" in my book. Spout any excuse ya want, pops, but the bottom line is, he's a rabid ,lowlife, murdering, rapist nigger, and he needs to be put down.

There are quite a few members of my very own family that served in the military and saw combat. Some of them got wounded and even received the Purple Heart for this, but somehow, none of them came back home, then chimped out for any sort of reason, and then kidnapped and murdered an innocent and vulnerable human being like this ape-man army veteran apparently did. :mad:

I guess that I should also mention here that my family is 100% White. :)

The Bobster
12-28-2011, 08:22 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Hearing-Postponed-for-Murder-Suspect-136310988.html

Hearing Postponed for Military Murder Suspect
The preliminary hearing for a soldier charged with kidnapping and murdering a Wilmington woman has been postponed.
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 | Updated 10:23 AM

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A preliminary hearing for a soldier charged with kidnapping and murdering a Wilmington woman has been postponed.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., reports that the hearing was postponed Tuesday because of transportation issues involved in getting Dwight L. Smith Jr. to court. Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Nina Monzack says the hearing has been rescheduled for Jan. 10.

Twenty-four-year-old Smith of Wilmington is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Marsha Lee. He is being held without bail.

Police say Lee was walking her dog last week when Smith struck her with his SUV and dumped her body in a nearby maintenance yard. Smith's arrest affidavit says he told police he suddenly got the idea to kill someone and randomly chose Lee.

Earl Turner
01-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Sergeant Sambo Runs Over Elderly White Woman, Then Beats Her To Death

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WILMINGTON, DE (KYW/CNN) - A soldier who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and received a Purple Heart is accused of beating a 65-year-old woman to death.

According to Wilmington Police, Staff Sgt. Dwight Smith, Jr., 24, confessed to abducting and murdering Marsha Lee at random.

Smith was awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining head trauma from a bomb in Afghanistan. According to his father, he was visiting family in Wilmington, DE, for the holidays.

"The kid that I sent over there with them is not the man they sent me back," said Smith's father, Dwight Smith, Sr. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the other family, because this is a tragedy for two families."

Lee was run down while walking her dog Monday about a block from her house. Police say Smith then picked her up and put her in his car while a witness heard her screaming.

Court records say that after telling Lee he would take her to the hospital, Smith instead drove her to a train yard where he beat her to death and stripped off most of her clothing.

Lee's family was too upset to comment on the murder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGEfcdBXFQ

The Bobster
07-27-2013, 09:23 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Former-Soldier-Sued-in-Death-of-Delaware-Woman-217145181.html

Former Soldier Sued in Death of Del. Woman
Dwight Smith Jr. once wrote that he might have become "addicted to killing people" while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
Friday, Jul 26, 2013 | Updated 3:48 PM EDT

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The husband of a Wilmington woman killed after taking her dog for a walk is suing the former Fort Drum, N.Y., soldier charged in her death.

The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses 25-year-old Dwight L. Smith Jr. of reckless and wanton conduct in striking 65-year-old Marsha Lee with an SUV in December 2011. Authorities have said that after hitting Lee with the vehicle, Smith threw her inside, raped her and beat her to death.

Smith once wrote that he might have become "addicted to killing people" while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. His family has suggested that he has post-traumatic stress disorder.

Smith was examined over five days last month at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, but results of the psychological testing are sealed. He has not yet been returned to prison.

The Bobster
11-02-2013, 06:34 AM
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Attorneys-Want-Soldier-Charged-in-Murder-Moved-230289761.html

Attorneys Want Soldier Charged in Murder Moved
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 | Updated 6:08 AM EDT

Attorneys for a soldier accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a Wilmington woman are asking a judge to transfer him from the maximum-security prison in Smyrna to a prison in Wilmington, where they say he will receive better mental health treatment and will be more accessible. :mad:

The judge previously ordered that 26-year-old Dwight Smith be transferred to the medium-security Wilmington prison, but Department of Correction officials objected, prompting a hearing Friday.

DOC officials say Smith has a history of aggression and would present a safety and security risk at Howard Young prison.

But attorneys for Smith say his current solitary confinement is taking a toll on him both mentally and physically.

The judged ordered DOC officials to provide more information about Smith's medications and said he would rule later.

voiceofreason
05-01-2016, 05:01 AM
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/04/30/ex-soldier-sentenced-rape-murder-case/83700222/

Ex-soldier sentenced in rape, murder case
5:40 p.m. EDT April 30, 2016

An Army veteran has been given two life sentences without parole plus five years after pleading guilty but mentally ill to raping and killing a woman walking her dog in Brandywine Hills.

Dwight L. Smith Jr., 28, ran down Marsha Lee, 65, of Wilmington with his red SUV in December 2011 while she was walking her dog. He then threw her into his vehicle and drove off, according to authorities.