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Murder trial focuses on a shotgun

Ronald Smith never asked to borrow the shotgun he allegedly used to threaten trailer residents on Village Street at the scene of Juneau's...
DNA links Smith to scene of 2000 killing

Ronald Smith was arrested in clothes stained with blood from one of the victims of the 2000 crime that left Kenneth Ike Thomas dead, a DNA...
Smith guilty

Jurors took less than three hours Tuesday to find Ronald Smith guilty of murder for the second time in the January 2000 robbery that left Kenneth Ike Thomas dead. Smith, 39, as well as a...
Defense, D.A. present 2 views

Attorneys in the murder trial of Ronald Smith, 34, and Joel Rey Soto, 21, today presented diametrically opposed explanations of what happened on Village Street in the early...
Guilty on all counts: Jury brings in verdict in Smith-Soto murder trial

Accused killers Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were convicted of murder, assault and robbery charges today in Juneau Superior Court. The jury brought in its...
Kenneth Thomas murder case heads to jury

Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Ronald Smith and Rey Joel Soto were expected to begin this afternoon following two hours of closing arguments at midday. Superior Court Judge...
Bail set for man to be retried in 2000 killing

Four years after Ronald Smith was sentenced to serve 85 years for a Juneau murder, he can get out of jail for at least a few months by posting $250,000 in...
Alaska Digest

...years again JUNEAU - After being found guilty last year for a second time in the 2000 killing of Kenneth Ike Thomas, Ronald Smith was sentenced this week for the second time to spend 85 years in prison. The second Juneau Superior Court jury found...
Bag of marijuana pivotal on third day of murder trial

...unsuccessful today in attempting to prevent prosecutors from offering a baggie of marijuana as evidence to link defendants Ronald Smith and Joey Rey Soto to the Jan. 25 beating death of Kenneth Thomas. "I was frankly shocked to hear about it," Michael...
Robbery scenario disputed as testimony closes

...bad" led to the death of Kenneth Ike Thomas, jurors were told Monday on the last day of testimony in the trial of Ronald Smith, charged with killing Thomas during a robbery at his trailer home. But Thomas' brother, Alfred Torres, returned...


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