Greg Smith, convicted teen murderer, took pics of great grandparents after killing them
Afterward, Smith said he collected the shotgun casings, packed some clothes, a sleeping bag, a map of Afghanistan and the $12,000 the Clagetts kept in a safe on the property. He also left out a large supply of dog food, so his puppy wouldn't get hungry.
Last November, Smith pleaded guilty to the murders, and last week, Judge Jeffrey Holmes sentenced the now-eighteen year old to life in prison on one count of murder in the first degree. The earliest he will be eligible for parole is 2050.
Officers at the crime scene.
"Justice is served in Lincoln County," district attorney George Brauchler said in a statement, "because Gregory Smith has been held accountable for the brutal murder of his elderly relatives who cared and provided for him. Youth is no defense for homicidal acts of this kind."
Look below to see a 9News report from the time of the original crime, followed by the aforementioned affidavit.
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