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Convicted murderer to be sentenced on gun charge

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - A 33-year-old Pine Bluff man already convicted of first-degree murder in his niece's death now faces more prison time after being convicted on federal gun charges.

Theodis Jordan Smith was convicted Wednesday in Little Rock. He could receive 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He will be sentenced in March.

Smith was convicted of murder in the November 2005 death of 3-year-old Ladeedra Daniels. He received a 25-year prison sentence in that case this past March.

While police investigated the child's death, the found a loaded revolver near Smith's feet and a shotgun in the house he shared with his wife.

Smith was prohibited from having the firearms because of a March 1996 conviction for robbery in Jefferson County.

 

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