There's a new chilling twist in the murder case of Vindalee Smith, 38, the Brooklyn mother-to-be who was stabbed to death the day before she was set to get married.
According to police sources, the person who killed Smith left a note under her body, explaining that more pregnant moms would die unless “the DC sniper” Lee Boyd Malvo is released from jail.
As reported by the NYPost:
The single-page, computer-printed message was discovered Saturday after cops were called to the blood-spattered Flatbush basement apartment where Vindalee Smith, 38, had been stabbed and slashed across the throat.
“The note was underneath the body. They found it when they rolled her over,” one law-enforcement source said.
Typed in big, black block letters, the note warned that one pregnant woman a week would die unless Washington, DC, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo were sprung from prison, said a source familiar with the message.
Police believe that the note is merely an attempt to throw them off the case.
Malvo, 27, is serving life in prison for six of the 10 Beltway sniper attacks that terrorized the country in 2002. John Allen Muhammad, Malvo’s mentor, had planned to kill six white people a day for a month. He was executed in November 2009.
Smith's friend Racquel Berry, 29, said, “It was supposed to be a dream wedding for her…She was excited.”
Smith’s fiancée was questioned by police, but is not a suspect.