Ashley Molfino

David Carl Smith and attorney

A man originally charged with murder for the 2012 death of Vidor resident Amber Nicole Guillory and later extradited from the Netherlands pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in Judge John Stevens Criminal District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 12. David Carl Smith, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison relative to a plea agreement made with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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The Drug Impact Court in Jefferson County is in a redbrick annex across the street from the venerable old courthouse in downtown Beaumont.


After deliberating little more than 30 minutes, a six-man jury has found Jessie Haynes guilty of blocking a public passageway on Thursday, May 22. 

The verdict comes after more than an hour of closing arguments Thursday.