Three Degenerates Arrested for 2001 Murder of Michael Smith

The Three Degenerates Who Murdered Michael Smith

After nine long years the widow of 34-year-old Michael Smith, brutally murdered by the pack of  feral thieves pictured above, has been granted justice as the murderers were rounded up and await trail:

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s office said three people charged in connection with a 2001 murder are in custody.

Spartanburg County deputies said Steven Lee McDowell, 35, turned himself in to authorities early Saturday morning. Investigators arrested Gerald Elliseo Gonzalez, 36, and his wife, LaWanda Gonzalez, 34, of Campobello, on Friday afternoon. All three are charged with the murder of Michael Smith.

According to a news release from the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office, Greenville County deputies responded to an SUV fire on East Suber Road in Greer on November 15, 2001.

Inside the vehicle was the body of Michael Smith from Spartanburg. An autopsy showed Smith died from a gunshot wound.

Surprise! All three had extensive criminal histories:

According to online records with the Spartanburg County jail, LaWanda Gonzalez has been arrested 15 times since September 2007 on charges ranging from fraud and forgery to trespassing and shoplifting.

Gerald Gonzalez has been jailed five previous times since November 2007. He and LaWanda Gonzalez each have pending charges of financial transaction card theft and financial transaction card fraud from April 2009.

McDowell was charged with driving under suspension and failure to stop for a blue light in September 2008, but that charge was dismissed according to online court records. McDowell pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in 1994 and was sentenced under the youthful offender act.

That youthful offender act worked out well, right? From their crimes it sounds like LaWanda and her hubby like the drugs and her brother is a thug. I’m glad they’re off the streets.


12 Responses to “Three Degenerates Arrested for 2001 Murder of Michael Smith”

  1. little gonzales on October 1st, 2010 8:46 am

    ok they have did their crime but yall have no right talking abt ppl..! no man is perfect.. ppl makes mistakes and i feel they are learnin from them so back off their case and give them a break..! ppl is not gonna just obey the law and do right all the time.. that’s y they got polices.. duhhh..!

  2. little gonzales on October 1st, 2010 8:46 am

    plus you gottah watch what u say and when u say it..!

  3. Rob Taylor on October 1st, 2010 7:37 pm

    Are you retarded? Really? You think killing someone is a “mistake” and people don’t have a right to “judge” others who commit crimes?


  4. MAMA on May 23rd, 2011 12:55 pm

    THESE 3 ARE RETARDS, I KNOW gerald UNFORTUNATELY. HES A DEAD BEAT THUG dad! P.O.S. HOPE HE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES. how ya like me now sh#thead! Freedom rocks!

  5. reaper on July 31st, 2011 5:54 pm

    It. Will all come out at the hearing ..we will see who walks free and who doesn’t . Innocent till proven guilty

    __________ America rocks

  6. peachez on May 9th, 2012 11:40 pm

    like reaper said, it will come out in the hearin so stop commentin on shit you dont kno about. and mama f*%k you! rob taylor dont judge if you dont kno the story…

  7. Rob Taylor on May 9th, 2012 11:45 pm

    I know all three are habitual criminals who will turn on you if they beat this rap as soon as they think you have something they want.

  8. alley gonzalez on June 24th, 2015 10:30 am

    That’s actually my dad and I can say he’s really a piece of shit he also treats his family like shit and has 10 kids with different woman and doesn’t pay for them

  9. alley gonzalez on September 23rd, 2016 10:06 am

    Thats my dad and hes a p.o.s deadbeat he disowns his children he tells them he wishes some of his kids were dead like me. Alls he did was rob my gma of everything corrupt his wife who was good hearted hes been nothing but trouble since 16 as his daughter i wish i wasnt. He doesnt even deserve to be out. Hes a dead beat who cant even get a job his whole life. He keeps my sisters and brothers from certain familes and all he does is lie and steel from all of his family. He makes all his kids fight with his lies. He uses all his family and he doesnt care who he hurts he thinks hes so ganster but hes nothing he ruined our last name. He should be in prison for the rest of his life p.o.s

  10. Just In Gunz on June 12th, 2017 3:53 pm

    Alley the reason why you say that is because you married a low life p.o.s husband who is racist and he manipulated you to turn against your mixed brothers and sisters no one in the family likes you because of how disrespectful you are and if you want to go there he disowns you not the others because you think you have the right to sit there and talk like you’re the golden child you ruined our last name and you let Lydia put in your head like you are perfect and untouchable and your mom was not a good mother ask your brother Justin you got him into a lot of trouble because you was jealous.

  11. Alley bitch on July 25th, 2017 5:39 pm

    Thats funny ive never been married dumb ass i feel bad for all of you thats why gerald had to live with my gma with his kids until he was 40 soemthing lmfao yeah thats a definition of a loser.on top of that alls he did was rob rob rob like a pussy.and when he got arrested i was there and guess who took care of madden and dre i fucken did while my gma was at work no body fucken else came to help. Its ok i got letters from gerald in prison saying he was sorry and he nows im not rasist i still have them im so rasist yet i did nothing but play with my sister and brothers im sorry u werent loved justin thats why ny grandpa and grandma didnt want u around dumb ass thats why gerald didnt watch u be glad i could finish school unlike the rest of you drug addicts who cant even get a real job and have to rob for over 20 years.deadbeat much.

  12. Alley bitch on July 25th, 2017 5:41 pm

    Get justin in trouble lmfao i never met that low life but once when he was 11 and our dad let us smoke weed and drink at 12 it was awesome lolol.justin aint shit lil bitch boy can cry in a mental place when he was younger cuz no one wanted him around he never met my grandpa cuz his mother was a whore and trash. Glad i was in there life

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