Man Charged in Springfield Stabbing Death

8 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, August 30 2011 Aug 30, 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:35:29 AM CDT August 30, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.

Prosecutors on Monday charged 56-year-old Clarence L. Smith in the death of 39-year-old Terry Brake. He also faces assault and armed criminal action charges.

According to court documents, Smith killed Brake and injured two women Sunday after his ex-girlfriend told him she was in a relationship with Brake.

The court documents say Smith told police he "snapped" and didn't remember many details of the stabbings.

Online court documents do not indicate if Smith has a lawyer.

 

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