While Out On Bond

On Dec. 22, Jeffrey Smith, 42, allegedly assaulted his wife Carolyn Smith, 48.

Carolyn Smith moved to her sister’s home for protection. She took out a restraining order on Jeffrey Smith.

Jeffrey Smith was arrested. He paid a $25,000 bond and was out of jail.

Allegedly Jeffrey Smith went to the home on Friday night. He shot the sister in the driveway and Carolyn Smith was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. She was also found outside the home.

The sister was transported to the hospital in serious condition. She is expected to recover.

The couple’s two young children are now in protective custody. Unconfirmed reports say they are two boys ages 10 and 15.

Police began looking for Jeffrey Smith. They found him on Saturday. Like his wife, he had a gunshot wound to the head, but apparently self-inflicted.

freep.com        macombdaily.com      clickondetroit.com

I cannot stress enough. If you have need to take out a protection/restraining order you need to move to a place of safety. Unless the relatives home has alarms and bars on the windows and the spouse or intimate partner doesn’t know where the relative lives, then it probably isn’t safe enough.

You cannot rely on the spouse or partner to obey a court restraining order, and being with another person will not stop someone who is determined to kill. For the best chance of safety, consider going to a shelter until things have settled down some.



  1. D.P. said,

    December 31, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    We had many women who chose to come stay at our shelter as opposed to putting their friends and family in danger. Once an abuser hits the rage of the “hunting” stage, there is no telling what he will do and who he will hurt to get at his target.

    Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy 2007. Thanks for a whole year of good reads, Sweet home.

  2. December 31, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    LOL, thanks. Not quite a whole year yet though. My anniversary is Jan. 31.

  3. Derikk smith said,

    March 6, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Those were my parents..

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