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Derrick Smith was arrested early Friday, March 19, 2010 by US Marshals in Cardonia, California, who were working from intelligence developed by Detroit Police.

 


US MARSHALLS ARREST SUSPECT IN THE GLASTONBURY DOUBLE HOMICIDE
DETROIT - Detroit Police investigators and US Marshals working collaboratively have tracked down and arrested Derrick Smith, 42, who is the key suspect in the brutal double homicide that occurred the evening of March 1, 2010 in the 18900 block of Glastonbury. He was arrested early
Friday, March 19, 2010 by US Marshals in Cardonia, California, who were working from intelligence developed by Detroit Police.

In a suspected drug related killing, Smith allegedly shot and killed Percil Carson and Monica Botello in the basement of the home while Botello’s two young daughters hid in a bathroom. Botello’s eight year old daughter made a frantic call to 911 in an attempt to save her mother’s life.

During the past two and a half weeks, DPD investigators executed seven search warrants in an effort to obtain information as to Smith’s whereabouts. Some of that information led them to the city of Cardonia, where Smith has some family ties. US Marshals had set up surveillance on Smith and arrested him today at the corner of W. 145th Street and Normandie Avenue.

At the time of his arrest, Smith reportedly asked arresting officers, “who snitched on me?”

This brings some closure to one of the most troubling homicides the city has seen in recent times, Chief Evan said.

“This case, for many reasons, shocked and saddened our entire city,” Chief Evans said. “Thanks to outstanding investigative work by our DPD officers and the support of our partners at the US Marshals Service, we have taken a very dangerous man into custody. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Ms. Botello’s young daughters. Hopefully, knowing that their mother’s killer has been arrested will help them begin the long healing process.”
 

 

 
   

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