Advertisement

Former Raiders DE Smith guilty of three murders

By The Sports Xchange
Former Raiders DE Smith guilty of three murders
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio makes comments as he walks away from an official in the third quarter against the New York Jets at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California on November 1, 2015. The Raiders defeated the Jets 34-20. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Smith was found guilty of three murders in a Los Angeles County court on Thursday.

Smith, 48, was convicted of the shooting deaths of two brothers in 1999 and the stabbing death of a man in 2001. He was also tried on a fourth murder charge from 2008 but the jury deadlocked.

Advertisement

Smith faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sentencing was set for Dec. 21.

Smith's attorney, Michael Evans, said he will file an appeal to overturn the convictions.

Smith played seven seasons with the Raiders from 1991-97 - the first four in Los Angeles and the final three in Oakland. He had 10 or more sacks in each of his first three NFL seasons and retired with a total of 57.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement