A 29-year-old Detroit hit man has pleaded guilty to murdering eight people.Vincent Smothers pleaded guilty Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court to eight counts of second-degree murder in exchange for a minimum sentence of 50 years in prison. Two years will also be added for a gun crime.Smothers told police he made $60,000 over two years for the killings. He said all but one of the slayings were tied to the drug trade.The only non-drug related killing was that of 47-year-old Rose Cobb...Read Full Story
Vincent Smothers, a convicted former Detroit hitman has once again come forward to the public to clear the name of Devontae Sanford. Devontae Sandford, a young man with a sever mental impairment, confessed to killing 4 people who were brutally murdered in Detroit. Vincent Smothers gave an interview on January 30, 2012 to Associated Press writer Ed White in which he confessed to being gulity of the four murders for which Devontae was convicted.
This is not the first time Smothers has...Read Full Story
A judge has sentenced a Detroit hit man who admitted killing eight people to 52 years in prison.The 52-year minimum sentence was part of a deal struck in June when Vincent Smothers pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.He avoided a mandatory life sentence, but he won't be eligible for parole until he's about 80.Wayne County Judge Craig Strong read from a pre-sentence report Friday in which Smothers said he had killed more than eight people, but couldn't recall their names.Smothers told...Read Full Story
Casting Speaking and Non Speaking Roles We are casting for several roles both speaking and non speaking for the short film “The Trials of Davontae Sanford”. This film will be shooting ALL DAY on Saturday, June 23rd in the Ypsilanti area. Plot: This hard hitting true story follows Davontae Sanford who is wrongly convicted of a quadruple murder and hired hit man, Vincent Smothers. It’s a cold tale of violence and deceit that examines the legendary Runyan Street Murders and its aftermath...Read Full Story
Vincent Smothers, 27, has confessed to as many as seven killings -- including the contract killing of a Detroit police sergeant's wife -- and is expected to be charged today with first-degree murder in connection with a double-killing in Detroit in 2007, Bully-Cummings said. "When an individual tells you this is what he does for an occupation, I think that is the definition of a hit man," Bully-Cummings said at a press conference this afternoon. Smothers was arrested in Shelby Township late...Read Full Story
Vincent Smothers is a Detroit-area man who police say killed eight people in two years for money. Find more Vincent Smothers news and information here.