Curtis Smith was in court for an arraignment at the Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse. Smith is accused of the murder of Kristi Murphy in November at the MicroTel Inn. Smith plead not guilty before Judge Timothy Inman to four charges of murder 1st degree, armed criminal action, stealing and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The defense asked for a continuance and wants Smith to be mentally evaluated. Smith is due back in court on June 5 at 1 p.m.
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