Juvenile Transfer Hearing

Robert Lee Smith, Jr.

Wednesday saw the start of a juvenile transfer hearing in front of Faulkner County Circuit Court Judge Troy Braswell, Jr. for the younger of two teens accused of kidnapping and killing a Wooster woman last year.

17-year old Robert Smith III and his cousin 19-year old Tacori D. Mackrell, both of Pine Bluff, are accused of kidnapping 71-year-old Elvia Fragstein from the Conway Commons shopping center in July of last year. Her body was later recovered in a wooded area in Jefferson County four days later.

The transfer hearing continues today and is expected to run through tomorrow afternoon.

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