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Lumberton Man Due in Court on Murder Charge

Posted April 18, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A Lumberton man is scheduled for his first court appearance today, in connection with a charge of first-degree murder.

Timothy Smith, 31, was arrested over the weekend. He faces first-degree murder and burglary charges in the stabbing death of 72-year-old Ethel Mae Todd.

Her body was discovered a week ago, dumped alongside a road a few miles from her Lumberton home.

Authorities say her home had also been burglarized.