|10-13-2012, 09:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tranquility Base
They'r all bums
Raiders add player to their ring of fame...
...or is it jail? Same thing...
This guy should be put away for a long, long time...
A Los Angeles County judge on Friday ordered that Anthony Wayne Smith, a defensive lineman who played for eight years in the 1990s for the NFL's Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, must stand trial for four murders.
Judge Lisa Chung ruled after a four-day preliminary hearing in a court in Lancaster north of Los Angeles that there was sufficient evidence for Smith, 45, to stand trial for the killings that came in a nine-year span beginning the year after Smith's NFL career ended, when prosecutors say he quickly went from terrorizing quarterbacks to a life of very real violence.
Smith had already been tried for one of the killings: the 2008 death of Maurilio Ponce, a mechanic found stomped, beaten and shot along a Southern California desert highway in what prosecutors called a business deal gone wrong.
A jury deadlocked 8-4 in April in favor of guilt, and in July while awaiting retrial, Smith was charged with the other murders.