An Etowah County judge sentences Roy Smith to life in prison without parole for the murder of his wife, Carla Smith. A jury convicted Roy Smith on Capital Murder charges last month. His wife was found dead inside the trunk of her car parked along Pump Station road near Brooke Avenue on November 1, 2010. The coroner later said she died of strangulation. Prosecutors say the judge told them that the death penalty was not warranted in this case.