Man who killed elderly woman years ago gets life for murder of St. Louis man
October 6, 2011
ST. LOUIS • A man convicted of suffocating an elderly woman 25 years ago was sentenced this morning to life in prison without the possibility of parole for another murder in St. Louis.
Danny C. Smith, 48, of the 4700 block of Martin Luther King Drive, was found guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court in July of first-degree murder, robbery and two counts of armed criminal action for an April 27, 2009, killing and robbery. He was sentenced by St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy J. Wilson.
Police said Smith knocked on the door of a home in the 4600 block of Natural Bridge Avenue about 10:40 p.m., then held four adults and two young children inside at gunpoint. Smith forced Kenneth Isbell, 25, to the floor, took money and guns, then fatally shot Isbell twice in the head.
Smith had served part of a 30-year-sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder for the 1986 death of 82-year-old Mary Henderson inside her apartment in the 3600 block of Cottage Avenue and was paroled in February 2008.
The jury in the most recent case did not hear about the 1986 murder.http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_bb855a88-f031-11e0-bde9-0019bb30f31a.html
He must have missed the flat screen TV or something....