Ex-Wife Of Man Accused Of Mowing Down, Stabbing Doctor Says She ‘Feared For Her Safety’ Before Incident
The ex-wife of Vanroy Evan Smith stated she feared her personal security within the weeks earlier than he allegedly mowed down and stabbed a Los Angeles physician to dying.
Smith, a Lengthy Seashore accountant, was arrested Wednesday and charged with.
Authorities say Dr. Michael Mammone was using his bike when Smith hit him along with his white Lexus. Smith then exited the car and repeatedly stabbed the physician with a knife, the New York Submit reported.
A number of days earlier than the tragic incident, police carried out a wellness test on Smith’s ex-wife, Marla Annette Hart, over “something involving Mr. Smith,” the ex-wife’s father, Stanley Hart, informed the outlet.
Marla and Smith have been in an ongoing custody battle over their two daughters. Nevertheless, she filed for divorce over ten years in the past.
“She was concerned for her own safety before this,” Hart stated, including that his former son-in-law was a well-mannered younger man with a historical past of “issues.”
“It wasn’t like I didn’t believe it, but I never could’ve imagined this,” Hart stated. “He has some issues, that’s all I can say. If the authorities do their due diligence, they will probably determine pretty quickly what those issues are.”
A buddy and former consumer of Smith informed The Submit that Smith had begun closing himself off within the weeks main as much as the tragedy and shut down his enterprise with out discover.
“This is ridiculous. I’m devastated. I just spoke to him on the 23rd, and he said he was doing OK, but he was going through some things,” Gilliam stated.