Man Charged With Capital Murder
A jury has returned a guilty verdict for an Etowah County man charged with Capital Murder. Roy Thomas Smith was charged with the 2010 death of his wife, Carla Parton Smith. The search for Smith began when she didn't show up for work at Riverview Regional Medical Center on November 1, 2010. An ambulance crew found her body in the trunk of her car along Brooke Avenue later that day. Autopsy reports indicate that she died of "manual strangulation."