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Woman's Family Said She Was Stabbed By A Panhandler. Now They're Charged With Murder

City officials said the woman's husband and his daughter took advantage of Baltimore citizens' fear of violence to cover up their crime.
Keith Smith, 52, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, 28, were arrested on Sunday and charged with first-degree murder in the December killing of Keith's wife, Jacquelyn Smith. These undated photos provided by Baltimore police predate the suspects' arrest in Texas. Source: Baltimore Police Department

A Baltimore man in December: He and his wife, Jacquelyn, been driving his daughter home from a night celebrating the daughter's birthday. A woman approached their car, asking for money to feed her baby, and Jacquelyn rolled down the window to give her a few dollars. Then a man

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