The retrial of Reggie Smith for his alleged involvement in the murder of Joey Angelo in April 2017 went before Judge Louis Duel on July 12 for a new trial date. The first trial was a hung jury on a 7-5 vote. An October date was scheduled.
Smith also presented his own Motion to Quash for Insufficient Evidence. Duel told both counsels that they would deal with that motion in October. Smith’s motion is citing a murder trial from 1993 where a motion to quash was initially granted in another murder case.
The prosecution could redo the autopsy in the case and subsequent hearings and appeals allowed the murder trial to proceed. The motion to quash was subsequently statutorily created.
In Smith’s motion the statute is the only thing cited on the paper. No arguments are given in his filing of how his case allegedly relates to the Tilley vs. State Ex Rel Skaggs case.
Smith also has a court appointed lawyer in Joan Lopez who represented Smith in the first trial. Smith has filed nine previous motions with the court since his arrest in 2017 and written several letters to Judge Duel in the case.
Smith is the last of the four alleged gunman in the Angelo murder.