Texan Faces 40 Years for Killing Mother of His Son 11/27/12
November 27, 2012
BEAUMONT - A Southeast Texas man faces 40 years in prison after
pleading guilty to killing a day care worker in an apparent domestic dispute
over their son.
Prosecutors in Beaumont say formal sentencing is scheduled Wednesday for
39-year-old Travis Wade Smith of Nederland.
Smith on Monday pleaded guilty to murder in a plea agreement over the May
fatal shooting of 36-year-old Hollie Crenshaw. Police say the woman was gunned
down outside the Nederland day care center where she worked. No youngsters were
The Beaumont Enterprise (http://bit.ly/QILAmE ) reports the couple had been
in a dispute over their 4-year-old son.
Police say Smith surrendered shortly after the killing.