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Dade City Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Death of Social Worker

Earlier this month, social worker Stephanie Ross died after allegedly being slashed multiple times with a large butcher knife by Dade City resident Lucious Smith. Ross was visiting with Smith to help him manage his Medicaid benefits. She had visited him on three prior occasions and there are conflicting reports as to whether she reported feeling unsafe on those visits.

Mental Competency Challenged in Pasco Murder Case

Last month, we wrote here about a Dade City man accused of stabbing a social worker to death in his apartment and pondered whether there would be a challenge to his mental competency. Our suppositions have turned out to be accurate as media reported today that Lucious Edward Smith will, in fact, undergo evaluations to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial for second-degree murder.

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  • Clearwater bar association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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