Charles Robert Smith, 43, was accused of second-degree murder. According to online court documents, he now faces first-degree murder and hate-crime charges in the deaths of Mario Mireles, his father Nicholas Mireles, and Christian Segovia, pursuant to an allegation handed by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on Friday.
Smith Arrested to Hate Crime Charges
According to the police charging documents published by AP, the six people who were shot had been attending a large party when a quarrel erupted over a parking issue. Mireles went to Smith’s residence to have a conversation about it and heated up with Shirley Smith when her child appeared to challenge him. The argument ended up becoming violent.
Smith will be charged with hate crime charges to do with the deadly shooting of two Latino men in Maryland. Mireles sought to steal Smith’s gun before Smith shot Mireles and Segovia. According to authorities, Smith fatally shot Nicolas Mireles and injured Rosalina Segovia, Paul Johnnson, and Enner Canales-Hernandez.
Possibility of a Life Sentenced in Prison
The assailant has been charged with hate crime charges with regard to the murder he perpetrated. If convicted of first-degree murder, Smith risks life in jail without the possibility of parole.
According to a CNN article, a July 31 court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Smith’s case has been “Cancelled/Vacated,” based on the court docket. CNN has requested clarity from the court on why the hearing was canceled.