Texan faces 40 years for killing mother of his son

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man faces 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a day care worker in an apparent domestic dispute over their son.

Prosecutors in Beaumont say formal sentencing is scheduled Wednesday for 39-year-old Travis Wade Smith of Nederland.

Smith on Monday pleaded guilty to murder in a plea agreement over the May fatal shooting of 36-year-old Hollie Crenshaw. Police say the woman was gunned down outside the Nederland day care center where she worked. No youngsters were present.

The Beaumont Enterprise (http://bit.ly/QILAmE ) reports the couple had been in a dispute over their 4-year-old son.

Police say Smith surrendered shortly after the killing.

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Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com

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