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Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Exterminator Convicted In Slaying Of Children’s Hospital Doctor

An exterminator has been convicted of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of a Philadelphia pediatrician, a slaying authorities said happened after she questioned his work.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberations To Begin In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Center City Pediatrician

Jurors will begin deliberations later this morning in the trial of 37-year old Jason Smith, the Levittown man accused of killing a doctor in her home in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Accused Killer of Center City Pediatrician Repeats Assertion That Confession Was Forced

The Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator’s Murder Trial Begins in Philadelphia

Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Opening Statements Set For Today In Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense lawyer Michael Farrell claims there was insufficient probable cause to arrest Smith at the time, and his subsequent ‘blurt out’ statement that ‘she was alive when I left the house,’ and confession to detectives in the homicide unit should not be presented to jurors.

05/06/2015

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

Bull turns the tables at Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, New Jersey. (credit: SNJ Today)

Video: Bull Turns The Tables On Rider, Fighters At Rodeo In South Jersey

A bull turned the tables on three men at a popular rodeo in South Jersey and it was all caught on tape.

08/27/2014

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Suspect In Death Of Center City Doctor Held For Trial

According to a statement read in court, the alleged killer of a Children’s Hospital pediatrician says she pleaded for her life as he strangled her inside her Center City home in January.

04/10/2013

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Accused Center City Doctor Killer Exposed Himself During Road Rage Incident

Court documents show Jason Smith, accused of murdering a doctor in Center City, plead guilty to exposing himself during a road rage incident on I-95 last year.

01/28/2013

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Woman Once Close With Family Of Suspected Center City Doctor Killer Speaks Out

“I know what Jason did is a horrible, horrible, thing,” said 59-year-old Kathleen McGrath, of Danboro, as she showed pictures from when she says she dated Sharon Smith; the mother of accused killer, Jason Smith.

01/27/2013

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia Police Looking Into Murder Suspect’s Past

Philadelphia police are now looking into the past of 36-year-old Jason Smith, who is charged with the murder of Dr. Melissa Ketunuti.

01/25/2013

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Cops: Argument With Exterminator Led To Murder Of CHOP Doctor

An argument between an exterminator and a center city doctor led to her gruesome death inside the basement of her home, police said Thursday.

01/24/2013