Travion Devonte Smith

Travion Devonte Smith is one of three people charged in connection with the death of 30-year-old Melissa Huggins-Jones. 23-year-old Ronald Lee Anthony Jr., 20-year-old Travian Devonte Smith and 18-year-old Sarah Rene Redden were charged with murder. Ronald Lee Anthony Jr., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The judge sentenced Anthony to life in prison without parole. The plea deal spared him the death penalty. During Lee Anthony Jr.'s hearing, the prosecutor said Anthony and one of his co-defendants took turns stabbing Huggins-Jones after they shimmied up onto the second-floor apartment's balcony and found an unlocked door. Huggins-Jones' 8-year-old daughter discovered her mother's body hours after the crime. According to the prosecutor in Anthony's hearing, one of the suspects told investigators that the intruders would have killed the girl if she had awakened.