“Which is why Smothers says he confessed to private investigator and former FOX 2 investigative reporter Scott Lewis. The private investigator was hired by Searcy’s family to look into his case.
Lewis interviewed Smothers by phone during the course of that investigation – a confession played in court – in an effort to free Thelonious Searcy, who prosecutors still maintain is the real killer.
On the recording:
Lewis: “Vincent, who committed the murder of Jamal Segars?”
“I did,” Smothers says on tape.”
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