Revealed: Woman, 28, who ‘stabbed her stepmother to death and blamed it on a panhandler had long history of lying on social media’


Before she was arrested along with her father on first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of her stepmother, a single mother from Baltimore cultivated an image online as a multitalented entrepreneur with a lot of big ideas.

But as it has now been revealed, 28-year-old Valeria Smith has apparently used her social media accounts to make self-aggrandizing statements and peddle half-truths and even outright lies, including one claim involving a former mayor of Baltimore.

Valeria and her father, Keith Smith, 52, were charged on Monday in the December 1, 2018, killing of the man’s wife, 54-year-old Jacqueline Smith.

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