At Large: Meet The Only Woman Still On Texas Most Wanted List
She fled Texas justice after being charged with, "three counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, three counts of harassment, and one count of unlawful restraint." The child was an 11-year-old girl.
With Rodriquez's capture, only one woman remains of Texas Most Wanted: Margaret Lorrain Smith (aka Lorrain), who is wanted in connection with the murder-for-hire death of her husband, George Smith.
Lorrain Smith has been on the run since August 2009. Her co-defendant, Dylan James Laughrey, was convicted of the capital murder of Smith's husband, having beaten George Smith so badly that, "the victim’s facial bones were shattered into more than 100 pieces." He received life without parole for his crime.
Lorrain Smith is accused of having lured George onto the beach to be beaten to death by Laughrey over a property dispute between the married couple. Lorrain wanted George to sell some of their assets, while George wanted to keep his properties intact so their children could inherit them.
Lorrain's behavior changed dramatically, she died her hair, started hanging out with young party-goers, and got a younger boyfriend. Still, George did not want to grant her a divorce that would split the property in two. So she allegedly sold some of the property by forging her husband's signature and used those funds to hire her husband's murderer.
Smith is 5'6" and weighed 185 pounds when she fled. There is a large reward for her capture:
SMITH was last seen on video at a Walmart in the San Antonio area getting into a maroon four-door sedan, possibly a Lincoln Continental.In addition to the Texas Crime Stoppers reward of up to $7,500, a reward of $5,000 is also being offered through Brazoria County Crime Stoppers for information leading to SMITH’s arrest.
If captured and convicted, Lorrain could join the seven other women on Texas Death row, as murder-for-hire is a capital crime in Texas.
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