Kyle Smith Murders Grandparents

Kyle Smith was a sixteen year old teen killer from Oklahoma who would murder his Grandparents

According to court documents Kyle Smith would murder his Grandparents, David and Rose Garrick, with a machete after his Grandmother stopped him from sneaking out of the house. Smith would call two friends over to the house following the murder, made a video laughing about the double murder before setting the house on fire

Kyle Smith would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus ten years

Kyle Smith Now

kyle smith now

Gender: Male

Race: White

Height: 6 ft 0 in

Weight: 279 lbs

Hair Color: Blond

Eye Color: Hazel

OK DOC#: 646186

Birth Date: 3/24/1994


Reception Date: 10/11/2011

Kyle Smith Case

Kyle Alexander Smith, 17, was sentenced to life in prison, plus 10 years.

Under current law, the earliest he can be released on parole would be 2057.

Smith pleaded guilty to arson, conspiracy to commit arson, animal cruelty and two counts of first-degree murder.

The punishment was the outcome of a plea deal with prosecutors. He agreed to testify against two friends, who are charged as accessories.

Smith lived with David Garrick, 60, and Rose Garrick, 57. They were hacked and stabbed to death inside their house late March 22, prosecutors said. Their bodies were found after the house was set on fire the next morning.

He was then 16. He turned 17 on March 24.

Police reported Smith made a video on his cellphone of his grandparents’ mutilated bodies minutes after killing them. He cursed and laughed in the video and can be seen poking both bodies with the machete, according to a police report about the video.

Police reported he attacked his grandparents after his grandmother stopped Smith from sneaking out of the house that night to meet a friend.

He told Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth Watson that he is on medication for a bipolar disorder. His attorney told the judge the diagnosis of that mental illness came only after his arrest. He had been diagnosed previously as suffering from severe depression, the attorney said.

Charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson and accessory to first-degree murder are Dustin August Martin, 19, and Jacob Isaiah LeBlanc, 17.

In court papers, Smith told the judge Tuesday the two friends came to the house after the deaths. “We sat around smoking marijuana and talking about what to do,” he wrote.

He told the judge Martin was the one who came up with the idea of burning the house. “I worried about a fire drawing attention to the house but they both assured me that I should burn the house,” he wrote.

Smith stood before the judge in chains and red jail clothes for the brief sentencing. He answered the judge’s questions in a clear voice, saying, “Yes, sir.”

“I committed murder,” he said calmly when the judge asked him to explain what he had done.

Kyle Smith News

Oklahoma County prosecutors have formally charged a 17-year-old with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his grandparents.

Investigators say Kyle Smith killed David and Rose Garrick with a machete on March 22 in the couple’s Midwest City home. Police say Smith also killed the family’s dog before he and two of his friends set the house on fire.

According to the police report, Smith made a video of the murder scene before setting the house ablaze, and told a friend he did so because he wanted to “make a memory of the murder.”

Smith has now been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree arson, animal cruelty and conspiracy to commit accessory to murder.

Two of Smith’s friends have also been charged. Dustin Martin, 19, and Jacob Leblanc, 17, have both been charged with conspiracy to commit accessory to murder and first-degree arson.

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