Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:54

Elderly Man Indicted in Stabbings

Oct. 2, 2019 – A Raleigh man was indicted Tuesday for killing one man and critically injuring the victim’s girlfriend during a dispute at a room-and-board residence on Hanna Drive, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury indicted defendant David Smith, 69, on counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.
The incident occurred on the evening of May 24 this year during a dispute at the Raleigh residence where they all lived.
Investigators said Smith stabbed 58-year-old resident Larry Pace multiple times, causing his death at the scene. Smith also stabbed Pace’s 52-year-old girlfriend in the upper right arm. She was taken to a hospital where she received 15 stitches.
Smith was still on the scene and was taken into custody.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Jamie Kidd of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.