Man Accused Of Killing His 71-Year-Old Stepmom During An Assault, Now Faces Murder Charge

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Source: Little Rock police; MEGA

Aug. 2 2022, Published 2:06 p.m. ET

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The son of a judge in Arkansas has been accused of killing his stepmother, according to reports.

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Around noon on Aug. 1, police in Little Rock, Arkansas, responded to a home for an assault. When police arrived, they discovered a woman dead. Police did not offer details on how the victim was killed.

They describe the incident as domestic.

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Police confirmed the victim was Cathy Smith, 71. They arrested her stepson Logan Smith, 34, on a first-degree murder charge. No motive was released in the killing.

Logan Smith is the son of a former Little Rock area judge, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The judge was committed to mental health care months ago after threatening others and cutting a relative with a blade.

Weeks after being committee, Logan Smith agreed to treatment and his status was voluntary commitment.


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