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Memphis murder suspect on 'most wanted' list

Robert Lee King (Source: U.S. Marshals) Robert Lee King (Source: U.S. Marshals)

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South murder suspect has been added to the U.S. Marshal's 'most wanted' list.  Robert Lee King of Memphis is now one the country's most wanted fugitives.

U.S. Deputy Marshals say on December 1, 2005, King murdered his girlfriend Dorothy Smith in the bedroom of her home on Bradwood Street in Memphis. Her daughter Diana witnessed her mother's throat being slashed, and then locked her self in her own bedroom.

"King broke in the door and attacked Diana with a sharp object, cutting her neck and leaving her for dead," Deputy U.S. Marshall Brian Monson said.

Diana Smith's injuries have healed but her nightmare hasn't ended.

"Once King is brought to justice, my sister and I can stop looking over our shoulders and have some peace of mind knowing that he will be off the streets and we'll be safe again," Smith said.

Finding King could be tough.  He has no prior felonies, and almost four years after the crime, he could be anywhere.            

"Capturing him will be one of our highest priorities," Monson said.
King's spot on the 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list means more resources on the case, a $25,000 reward, and investigators who are determined to get their man.

"I just have one more thing to say, and this mainly to Robert Lee King: Keep looking over your shoulders, 'cause I'll see you soon," Monson said.

If you have any information about King, you can call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH, or any law enforcement agency near you.

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