Russell Lee Smith

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Russell Lee Smith
Russell Lee Smith.jpg
Born Russell Lee Smith
February 6, 1947
Died May 24, 1975(1975-05-24) (aged 28)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Cause of death
Suicide
Killings
Date May 24, 1975
1:30 a.m. – 2:22 a.m.
Location(s) Dayton, Ohio, United States
Killed 2
Injured 11
Weapon(s) Pistol

Russell Lee Smith (February 6, 1947 – May 24, 1975) was an American spree killer who killed two people and wounded nine others in Dayton, Ohio, United States on May 24, 1975. He also took two women hostage and raped them before committing suicide.[1]

Victims[edit]

  • Joan Marie Gatewood, 16, Smith's girlfriend
  • Paulette Couch, 25

Those wounded were:

James Bailey, 27, Charles Baltozer, 38, Carole Baltozer, 38, Charles Baltozer Jr., 17, Heather Baltozer, 6, George Christopherson, 28, Ocie Curry, 27, Joseph Pickett, 29, Ann Wenclewicz, 19[2]

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