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Man charged after woman killed, man injured in Umatilla stabbing, deputies say

Christopher Smith, 45, charged with murder, attempted murder

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

UMATILLA, Fla. – Officials have made an arrest in a Christmas Eve double stabbing that left one woman dead and a man in critical condition in Umatilla, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

About 2:30 p.m. Monday, investigators learned of the stabbing in the 20900 block of Southeast 143rd
Place, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived, they found the man, identified as Terry Crawford, 23, injured, along with the body of the woman, identified as Amy Scott, 33. Crawford was taken to a hospital.

Officials said Tuesday that they arrested Christopher Alan Smith, 45, in connection with the stabbing. He has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.


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