The sons of the beloved Baltimore woman who was fatally stabbed late last year wants access to their mom’s estate cut off from her husband who is now a suspect in their mom’s murder, The Baltimore Sun reports.
This week, Kendall and David Hood, the sons of the slain Jacquelyn Smith, filed a petition to stop Keith Smith from assuming control of Smith’s finances after he signed papers saying he had “not been convicted of fraud, extortion, embezzlement, forgery, perjury, theft or any other serious crime that reflects adversely on my honesty.”
Police say Keith Smith and his daughter, Valeria Smith concocted a story that Jacqueline had been stabbed by a panhandler after she generously had given that person money. The husband and his daughter have both been charged with first-degree murder in Jacqueline’s death.
Texas state police arrested Smith and his daughter earlier in the month near the United States and Mexico border while they were allegedly attempting to leave the country, acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told The Baltimore Sun during a press conference.
“The information and evidence points it wasn’t a panhandler,” Harrison told The Sun.
According to police, Jacquelyn was stabbed to death just after midnight on Dec. 1 at North Valley and East Chase streets.
Also in the petition to gain control over their mom’s finances, the sons noted that Kevin Smith had a previous conviction for robbing a Timonium bank three times some two decades ago, the outlet reports. He reportedly served six years in prison after pleading guilty and was paroled in 2007.
“The aforementioned petition, filed by Mr. Smith under the penalty of perjury, contained at least one false and misleading statement,” their attorney wrote.