State Police have charged the son of the man found dead in Richmond Monday morning with murder. Leroy Smith III was notified at the Cumberland County Jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge. The decision to charge him was made by the Attorney General’s Office following today’s autopsy on Leroy Smith Jr. The State Medical Examiner’s Office said the elder Smith died from multiple sharp force injuries. A court appearance for Smith on the murder charge will likely be later in the week.
State Police investigators spent today continuing to gather evidence from the Cannard Street apartment in Gardiner where the two men lived. Investigators say Smith was killed in the apartment and his body was later transported to a wooded area off Lincoln Street in Richmond, where it was found Monday