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May 20, 1969: Lemuel Samuel Arrested

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
One of this area's most notorious criminals made headlines on this day in WRGB history.
It was in 1969 that a parolee by the name of Lemuel Smith was charged with 2nd degree kidnapping in Schenectady for taking an elm street woman to Saratoga and attacking her.

Later convicted. He was freed from prison in October of 1976.

Days later, Smith murdered two in an Albany religious store.

Back behind bars for that crime. Smith killed a woman working as a prison guard. That was in 1981.
May 20, 1969: Lemuel Samuel Arrested

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