Death of Jay C. Smith

June 5, 1928 - May 12, 2009
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | Age 80

Former high school principal spent six years on death row before conviction was overturned.
Jay C. Smith Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Jay C. Smith, a former high school principal sentenced to death in the killing of a teacher and her two children but later freed when the conviction was overturned, has died. He was 80.

Smith died Tuesday in a a Wilkes-Barre hospital, where he had been treated for a heart condition, said a clerk in the office of Smith's attorney, Bill Costopoulos.

Smith spent six years on death row after a 1986 conviction for conspiring with another teacher to kill Susan...

Read Complete Obituary

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.