Skip to comments.Florida triple-murder suspect in custody after West Knox motel standoff
Posted on 05/27/2014 12:38:06 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
KNOXVILLE A Florida man sought in a triple killing was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in a West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said.
David Eugene Smith, 27, who likes to refer to himself as Prince David, called E-911 about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and declared that he was wanted in connection with the killings of two women and a man near Lakeland, Fla., according to the Polk County, Fla., County Sheriffs Office.
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Somebody should have pegged that as a bad sign a long time ago.
The murder scene is only “near Lakeland” FL in a generic sense; it’s really out in the middle of rural nowhere, about 10 miles ENE of (very small town) Ft. Meade.
Whew!! That’s one strange looking dude.
It used to be so nice, but that was decades ago.
One ugly dude. Waste of oxygen.
His face looks to have been partially reconstructed or restored. The mouth and nose look too small for such a wide face. May be another one who refuses to take their medication because they know more than the doctor.
Dominated local news for last 3 hours
Smiths family told deputies he had been in the Army, has post traumatic stress disorder and is not taking any medication, according to the Ledger.
I hear the excuses coming...
At 1:20 p.m., officers gassed the motel room and entered. Smith was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and he was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, the statement said.