Terri Smith
23 Years Old

January 4, 1964 to January 20, 1987

Terri Smith, of Kansas City, Missouri, was the youngest child of Al and Harriett Smith. She is greatly missed.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE MURDER

Terri Smith, 23, of Kansas City, Missouri, was killed by her abusive boyfriend, Gary Raulings, on January 20, 1987. Terri had told Raulings that she was breaking off the relationship. In a fit of anger, Raulings pushed her face to the floor and shot her in the back of the head. Raulings then left town.

When Terri's parents did not hear from her for four days, they notified police who found her body in the house she was renting.

Raulings was picked up in Texas one week later and admitted to Terri's murder. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and spent 18 months in a state hospital before being granted conditional release which is similar to parole.

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Terri Smith