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Couple Takes Selfie In Pastor’s Car After Murdering Him

November 12, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Couple Takes Selfie In Pastor’s Car After Murdering Him Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

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A couple who took smiling selfies and photos of them kissing in a stolen vehicle owned by a Memphis Pastor, have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 1 murder of the holy man.

Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23, were charged with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery for the death of the Rev. Don Smith, 57, according to My Fox Memphis.

Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

The Mississippi couple apparently took a joyride in Smith’s stolen 2010 Buick Lacrosse and posted the disturbingly carefree photos all over social media, just a day after Smith’s body was discovered on the side of a road.

Police were taken back by the blatant callousness of the couple.

“It just shows how egregious this crime is, you know, that some people, their conscience doesn’t bother them,” said Delando Wilson, Greenville, Miss., assistant chief of police.

“They have been suspected of a heinous crime,” he continued. “To joyride in the victim’s vehicle is pretty heartless.”

The cold blooded couple were apprehended in the stolen vehicle in Greenville, NC, four days after allegedly murdering the pastor.

They are both expected to be extradited to Memphis, according to authorities.

Memphis has an active homicide warrant for both suspects, said Wilson.

Family members of Smith, who was set to celebrate his 30th anniversary as pastor of Prospect Park Baptist Church, said he likely wanted to help what he thought was a couple in distress.

“The only thing I can see is my daddy trying to help someone in the middle of the night, which is something he would do,” said his daughter, Whitney Smith, according to My Fox Memphis.

“The kind of person he was, people might have thought he was naive because he helps everyone even if he shouldn’t.

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