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Margaret Lorrain Smith Wanted For Husband’s Murder: $13,500 Reward



There is a $13,500 reward for a woman, Margaret Lorrain Smith, who is wanted for hiring a man to kill her husband. She has been on the run for more than 10 years.

Smith, 62, is wanted for capital murder. On Aug. 6, 2007, she is accused of hiring a guy to assassinate her husband, George Smith.

Smith’s reward has been temporarily upped to $8,500 by Texas Crime Stoppers. The Brazoria County Crime Stoppers are also offering a $5,000 prize for information leading to Smith’s arrest.

Smith brought her husband to Surfside Beach late that night and left him sitting in the sand as the man (Dylan Laughrey) she hired beat him to death with a metal instrument, according to authorities.

That same year, Smith and the guy were charged with capital murder. Her co-defendant was found guilty afterward.

Smith has been on the run since Aug. 11, 2009, when she fled Brazoria County while on bond, just before her trial was to begin.

She was last seen on camera getting into a maroon four-door vehicle, which detectives suspect was a Lincoln Continental, in a San Antonio-area Walmart that month.

Smith stands 5’6″ tall and weighs around 185 pounds. Her dark, curly hair is regularly dyed or wigged, and she has a mole on the bottom of her right eyelid.

Tips can be submitted via the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), through the Texas DPS website, or via Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link.


Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting



Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.

 McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.

McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police

Kentrell McNeal/Facebook

The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.

Kentrell McNeal eating pizza/Facebook

McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.

“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter. 

 is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”

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