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Father, daughter held without bail in Texas on charges in murder of Jacquelyn Smith

Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 07:06:06-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — It is not the father-daughter picture you'd expect.

Keith and Valeria Smith were arrested by Texas State Troopers without incident on Sunday. Texas State police told WMAR-2 News after Baltimore Police Department alerted them of the make and model of their car, it was spotted and they were booked.

The following morning the pair were denied bail in an initial court appearance in Texas as they await extradition back to Maryland.

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Three months ago, not many thought it could end this way.

"If anyone has any information, please help us find out who did this to my stepmother please," said Valeria Smith in a December 2018 interview with WMAR-2 News.

Between the tearful pleas from Valeria Smith in our one on one interview with the family, to the stoic strength husband Keith Smith seemed to show when, not 48 hours after his wife's murder, he was lobbying to ban the kind of panhandling he said took Jacquelyn's life.

"I just want to let Baltimore know to be careful when you feel like you want to give because you don't know what the intentions are of the person that you are giving to," said Keith Smith back in December.

But police say it was all a ruse.

It remains unclear as to why, or exactly how Jacquelyn was killed or who played what role as we await the release of court documents.

Jacquelyn Smith's mother told WMAR-2 News affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island that she knew it all along.

"I wasn't surprised I expected it," said Jacquelyn's mother.

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Now, Sheriff Omar Lucio in Texas says both father and daughter waived their extradition and will now head back to Baltimore to face those charges. Lucio also said Baltimore Police would not be traveling to Texas for another couple of weeks. This process usually happens within just ten days, but BPD officials requested for more time.

It is unclear why detectives requested more time, but Sheriff Lucio says it is granted in extenuating circumstances.