FRANKFORT, Ind. — A central Indiana jury has convicted a former deputy town marshal in the death of his wife who was shot with his police weapon.

Clinton County jurors reached the guilty verdict Wednesday against 57-year-old Keith Smith of Frankfort on charges he murdered 50-year-old Lisa Smith. WLFI-TV reports prosecutors maintained that Smith was jealous of a relationship between his wife and another man when the shooting happened at their home in March 2016.

Smith told investigators that he and his wife argued and that he then got his gun to demonstrate how they could have a “suicide pact.” He said he accidentally shot her when trying to shoot himself.

Smith was a deputy marshal for the town of Colfax and previously a Clinton County sheriff’s deputy.

His sentencing is set for October.


Information from: WLFI-TV, http://www.wlfi.com/

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.