December 7, 2008Posted in:
Friday morning started out as just another day for Romeo Smith, his girlfriend Simone Dixon and their four month old baby Savan Smith. Romeo prayed over his baby and they both started getting ready for work. Dixon put Savan into her car seat and that’s when the shit hit the fan.
Romeo Smith’s estranged wife, Barbara Starr Smith, showed up at their Biloxi apartment complex and killed Romeo with a shot to the head. Then she went after Dixon. Simone Dixon ran from the gunshots and just missed being killed, hit only with bullet fragments. When she tried to get back to the baby she realized that Savan had been kidnapped.
Police responded to a 911 call stating that shots had been fired at the Maison D’Orleans, near the beach in Biloxi. When they got there they found Romeo Smith, dead in a car with a bullet to his head. Biloxi police issued an Amber Alert and the search was on.
Around three hours later Barbara Smith’s family finally talked her into turning herself in to police at which time she told them where the baby could be found. Unfortunately for Simone, Savan was also found dead, shot in the head.
Barbara Starr Smith is currently locked up in the Harrison County jail on charges of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Felony Capital Murder. She is being held on no bond pending her first appearance.