smith murder case waived to grand jury

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WKYM-101 7 NEWS CENTER

Manchester, KY

#1 Sep 15, 2009
SMITH MURDER CASE WAIVED TO GRAND JURY
The case against Richard Smith, who is charged with murder in
connection with the September 5th shooting death of Samantha
Rigney, has been waived to the grand jury. Probable cause was
found following a preliminary hearing held in Wayne District Court
this morning. Smith appeared before District Judge Robyn
Williams, along with his attorney Mark Stanziano.

The court heard testimony from Detective Doug Boyd with the
Kentucky State Police, who is in charge of the investigation in the
murder case. Boyd said that witnesses allege that Smith rode
up to the Rigney residence on horseback at around 11 p.m. on
Saturday, September 5, where the family and a family friend,
along with three small children, were sitting on the porch.
Witnesses said that Smith pulled out a pistol and began to fire
shots.

Samantha Rigney was shot once in the head, according to police.
Smith was taken into custody a few hours after the shooting, and
Boyd said he appeared to be very intoxicated at the time. He
remains lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. Williams
set bond for Smith at $250,000 cash only.
gosh

London, KY

#3 Sep 15, 2009
i hope he goes to prison for a long time.poor lil babies
long one

London, KY

#5 Nov 28, 2011
gosh wrote:
i hope he goes to prison for a long time.poor lil babies
i realy dont think he did it i belive it was her husband
prehistoric man

London, KY

#6 Nov 28, 2011
long one wrote:
<quoted text>
i realy dont think he did it i belive it was her husband
Come out of your cave at least once a century for your news!!! LOL
housewife

Somerset, KY

#7 Nov 28, 2011
WKYM-101 7 NEWS CENTER wrote:
SMITH MURDER CASE WAIVED TO GRAND JURY
The case against Richard Smith, who is charged with murder in
connection with the September 5th shooting death of Samantha
Rigney, has been waived to the grand jury. Probable cause was
found following a preliminary hearing held in Wayne District Court
this morning. Smith appeared before District Judge Robyn
Williams, along with his attorney Mark Stanziano.
The court heard testimony from Detective Doug Boyd with the
Kentucky State Police, who is in charge of the investigation in the
murder case. Boyd said that witnesses allege that Smith rode
up to the Rigney residence on horseback at around 11 p.m. on
Saturday, September 5, where the family and a family friend,
along with three small children, were sitting on the porch.
Witnesses said that Smith pulled out a pistol and began to fire
shots.
Samantha Rigney was shot once in the head, according to police.
Smith was taken into custody a few hours after the shooting, and
Boyd said he appeared to be very intoxicated at the time. He
remains lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. Williams
set bond for Smith at $250,000 cash only.
THis story still breaks my heart
COUNTRY BOY

Albany, KY

#9 Dec 1, 2011
Regardless who did the shooting,it was nonsence.A innocent young lady lost her life for nothing!Her family is in my pryers.
access

London, KY

#10 Dec 4, 2011
Trial is scheduled to start tomorrow(Monday)
http://www.lex18.com/news/murder-trial-begins...
Stacie

Fordyce, AR

#11 Dec 5, 2011
The trial has been rescheduled.

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