Three months after a woman's body was found at an eastern Missouri motel, 52-year-old Curtis Smith has been charged in the crime. Murder charges have been filed in the November death of Kristi Murphy, found dead in a bathtub at the Microtel Motel in Ste. Genevieve on Nov. 17. Smith is currently serving a life sentence for murder in 2nd degree. At the time of Kristi Murphy's death, he was out on parole. Smith's bond is set at $250,000 and he is due court on March 5 in Ste. Genevieve County.
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