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Man takes plea in 2017 Boynton homicide, murder charges dropped.

August 05, 2020

Murder charges were dropped against a man arrested in connection to the 2017 fatal shooting of a woman in Boynton Beach after he took a plea deal this week, according to court documents.

In exchange, he must testify against any others potentially involved in Curtisia Courtney Smith’s death, according to the conditions of the plea. But since the 26-year-old’s death, only one other man was arrested and the charges were almost immediately dropped against him.

CBS12 News This Morning - A Mother's Mission

November 08, 2019

"A local mother is on a mission since her daughter's murder. She was gunned down in 2017. She now seeks justice, she formed a foundation under the same name."

More Than Two Years After Courtney Smith’s Shooting, Her Mother is Just Getting Started

July 01, 2019

More than two years after her daughter’s slaying, Jacqualine Smith is cranking up work on a nonprofit she conceived to prevent recurrences of the harassment and bullying her daughter reported in the months leading to her death.

Man reportedly broke into 2017 Boynton homicide victim’s home minutes after shooting

August 27, 2018

Minutes after Curtisia Courtney Smith was fatally shot outside a Boynton Beach convenience store, Jervaughn Ewell broke into her home about two blocks away and stole thousands of dollars worth of clothing and electronics, according to 2017 police records and Smith’s mother. 

Mother Rallies in Boynton Beach a Year After Her Daughter's Murder

April 17, 2018

In her latest fundraising effort, the Lantana mother is hosting an anti-bullying rally during which she will raffle off a 2008 Kia Sorento. 

Victim’s family desperately searches for a killer, hopes large reward will bring info

December 19, 2017

Months after someone shot and killed a young woman, the victim’s family is begging for help to find a killer. They hope is that a big dollar reward could help crack the case.

NEW: Hearing set for man charged in murder outside Boynton market

July 20, 2017

Jacqualine Smith dutifully sat among the courtroom bustle Thursday morning at the West Palm Beach courthouse for the latest hearing for the man charged in her daughter’s April murder.

200 Gather to Mourn Woman Killed Outside Boynton Market

April 29, 2017

When someone stood in front of Jacqualine Smith’s baby this month and fired five shots at her 26-year-old daughter, a piece of the Lantana mother died too.

Smith managed to smile Saturday afternoon beneath her tears as dozens lined up to hug the grieving mother, who comforted them as much as they did her.

NEW: Woman killed near Boynton market feared for her life

April 25, 2017

Curtisia Courtney Smith had been attacked in her car, terrorized at her home and threatened at gunpoint. She feared for her life and had so for months, court documents show.

UPDATE: Charges dropped against accused gunman in Boynton murder

April 21, 2017

Police said additional investigation by officers on Friday revealed “exculpatory evidence” and that they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” in releasing the 30-year-old Lake Worth man.

BREAKING: Woman dies after ‘targeted’ attack at Boynton market

April 18, 2017

Judge Dina Keever-Agrama on Tuesday morning denied bond for the man accused of shooting her, Roderick Taylor, 24, of suburban Lake Worth.

Woman Dies After Targeted Shooting in Boynton Beach

April 18, 2017

Curtisia Courtney Smith, 26, was in critical condition for almost two weeks but died Monday night at Delray Medical Center.  

Woman Critically Wounded in 'Targeted' Shooting

April 06, 2017

A woman was struggling to stay alive after being shot several times in what Boynton Beach police say was a “targeted” attack.

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