Kimberly Smith is facing the death penalty as prosecutors called the death of Kendall Marquise Smith one of the worst they have ever seen. Kendall Marquise Smith who died in June 2021 was rushed to the hospital as the five year old boy was unresponsive however doctors were not able to revive the child. An autopsy was done on Kendall Marquise Smith who had a number of new and old injuries. Kimberly Smith would first tell police that the five year old boy tripped and banged his head however the child’s brother would tell a social worker that the boy was hit with a wooden yard stick, a phone charger cord and a belt. The autopsy report showed that Kendall Marquise Smith had died from blunt force trauma to the back of the head and the bruise that was present matched that of the belt buckle. Kimberly Smith has been charged with murder and also child abuse in regards to Kendall Marquise Smith six year old brother.
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A North Carolina prosecutor has said she will seek the death penalty for a woman charged with killing her adopted 5-year-old son.
Kimberly Monique Smith, 37, is charged with first-degree murder in the June 6, 2021 death of 5-year-old Kendall Marquise Smith. She is also charged with felony intentional child abuse, inflicting serious bodily injury in connection to Kendall’s 6-year-old brother, according to court records.
Assistant District Attorney Belinda Foster said in Forsyth Superior Court that she wanted to have the case declared capital, describing the boy’s death as “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel,” the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
A judge ordered that Smith be assigned a second attorney, as required under state law.
Winston-Salem police officers went to Kimberly Smith’s home at 9:49 p.m. on June 6, along with emergency-medical technicians, after getting a 911 call about an unresponsive child. The officer found Smith’s friend performing CPR on Kendall in a bedroom. The boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
An autopsy determined that the boy died from blunt-force trauma to the back of the head, which caused his brain to swell and led to a lack of oxygen, according to search warrants.
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A North Carolina prosecutor has said she will seek the death penalty against a woman charged with killing her adopted 5-year-old son.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kimberly Monique Smith is charged with first-degree murder in the June 6, 2021 death of 5-year-old Kendall Marquise Smith. She also is charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury in connection to Kendall’s 6-year-old brother.
A Forsyth Superior Court declared that the case was capital and ordered that Smith be assigned a second attorney, as required under state law.