Baltimore Woman Stabbed After Being a Good Samaritan

Baltimore Woman Stabbed After Being a Good Samaritan

Sydney Brobbey


(Photo: ABC News)

Around 12:30 A.M. on December 1st, 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith was fatally stabbed in Baltimore, Maryland after giving a woman who held a sign saying, “Please Help Feed my Baby” money.

Returning with her husband, Keith Smith, from her daughter Shavon Smith’s 28th birthday dinner, Jacquelyn Smith was touched enough to give a young woman, who seemed to be cradling a baby, some money to help support her child. Sitting in the front passenger seat, as her husband was driving, she reached into her wallet to grab the cash and give it to the presumed nursing mother. The young woman, according to police, looked like she was in her twenties, and she began saying, “God bless you, God bless you.”

According to a statement given to police, a black male then proceeded to walk towards the car and say, “Thank you,” to the woman. After what seemed to be an extension of gratitude by Mrs. Smith, the man then attempted to reach for Mrs. Smith’s wallet, an action which she resisted. With such resistance, the man then reached for a knife and stabbed Smith in the torso, before fleeing on foot with the simulating mother suspect.

After being rushed to the hospital, Smith failed to recover from the stab wounds, where she was then pronounced dead. Homicide detectives are still working to find the suspects. Her husband, Keith Smith, told reporters that “Her kindness is what cost her her life.” Speaking directly to the public, he said, “I think the reality is, we forget about the times that we’re living in. You may have the best intentions on helping this person, but when you put a person into your safe zone, you’re actually opening yourself up to whatever this person has intended for you.” Wanting what’s right for his wife, he claims, “I just want justice. That’s it.”