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Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was awaiting a new trial on a murder charge with his first trial ending in a hung jury on April 18.
A court document released Tuesday notes that Smith has been charged with three additional murders.
Smith was originally charged with the murder of Maurilio Ponce on October 7, 2008.
Smith now faces three more counts of the November 10, 1999 deaths of Kevin and Ricky Nettles and the June 25, 2001 murder of Dennis Henderson.
The indictment specifies “special circumstances” via the infliction of torture and the multiple murders, turning Smith into a candidate for the death penalty.
Smith’s lawyer, Michael S. Evans stated: “This came as quite a surprise,”
Smith played for the Raiders from 1991 to 1997.
Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram
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