Todd Smith was “an evil monster” who terrorized friends and family in his hometown for more than two decades before he was shot by the woman he allegedly raped, DailyMail.com can reveal.
In a case that has attracted national attention, Brittany Smith (32) (no relation) claims that Smith beat, strangled and raped her at her home in Stevenson, Alabama in January 2018 and shot him when he tried to kill her brother who had come to her aid.
Last week, Jackson County county judge Jennifer Holt rejected the mother-of-four’s attempt to have the murder charge denied under the Your Your Law state.
That law states that a person no longer “has a duty to withdraw” and is justified in using deadly force if he is confronted with a similar threat of an aggressor.
Now, while Brittany is confronted with a murder trial and the possibility of a life in prison, DailyMail.com has discovered a disturbing history of violent crime and domestic violence committed by Smith against multiple women in decades.
DailyMail.com has discovered Todd Smith’s troubling history of violent crime and domestic violence against multiple women in decades
Brittany Smith, 32, faces life in jail for murder after she fatally shot her alleged rapist when he tried to kill her brother in January 2018 at her home in Stevenson, Alabama.
Brittany and her brother, Chris McCallie (pictured together), talked about the horrific ordeal in an interview with the New Yorker published Monday
Judicial and arrest records in his hometown of Jasper, Tennessee, just across the state border from the house of Brittany in Alabama, show that 38-year-old Smith had been arrested no fewer than 71 times since 1999.
In July 2002, he started a brief and violent marriage with Paige Parker, 37. Smith was arrested five times in the course of the marriage that lasted less than a year and ended in divorce in June 2003.
A rape package showed serious injuries and indicated that Brittany had been raped, but two days later she was still accused of the murder of Todd (shown in her mug shot)
Parker was ‘beaten, raped and sodomized’. Smith broke her nose within a few weeks of their marriage, and during the course of the association he bit her face and broke her ribs and jaw.
Early last year she told an online radio presenter: “I know what Brittany went through that night because I went through it for years.”
None of Parker’s charges resulted in imprisonment.
Accessed by DailyMail.com, Parker initially agreed to talk about the man she had been married to for so short a time, but changed her mind at the last minute.
She described Smith as “an evil monster” and, according to someone close to her, made an effort to leave behind the suffering he suffered.
Parker filed for divorce in June 2003, but her mother told police that Smith continued to terrorize her daughter. On one occasion he threatened to put her duct tape on a chair and throw her into the Tennessee River. She received a protection order against him in 2004.
One close to Parker said: “I don’t know what happened that night [with Brittany Smith] and Paige doesn’t want to talk about that, but I can’t say we’re sorry he’s gone. She just wants to be done with him. “
Smith also fathered a child of a woman, Amanda Reed, with whom his relationship was clearly just as turbulent.
He was accused three times of a domestic attack on Reed in 2012, 2015 and 2016, but on two of those occasions the charges were rejected because, according to the court, “the victim did not go to court despite the officer’s efforts from officer (sic). “
In 2015, both Smith and Reed were arrested in a medicine bust in Smith’s family home, where the police found 20 marijuana plants and a breeding operation.
Reed and Smith were no longer together at the time of his death.
Writing on the Tribute Wall of his obituary, referring to him with his nickname “Wobbles,” Reed stated: “May you rest in peace Wobbles my one and true love our daughter is in the best possible hand (sic) I am so sorry I left you go lord knows if I didn’t want you to be here I love you from the bottom of my heart I just pray that I (sic) do the right thing. “
Smith fathered a child through a woman, Amanda Reed, with whom his relationship was turbulent. He was accused three times of a domestic attack on Reed in 2012, 2015 and 2016, but the charges were rejected on two of those occasions. In 2015, both Smith and Reed were arrested in a drug failure in Smith’s family home, where the police found 20 marijuana plants and a breeding operation (shown in their 2015 mug shots)
Reed and Smith were no longer together at the time of his death, but Reed wrote on the death notice from Tribute Wall, referring to him with his nickname “Wobbles”
A source said Smith “did not have to work” and lived in his parents’ modest home. He bred pit bulls – ‘his passion’ – took care of the garden and helped with odd jobs around the house
Arrest records over the years for the father of one are littered with DUIs, drug charges, shoplifting, vandalism, offense and abuse, and a history of alcohol and drug abuse
Reed did not respond to attempts to contact her.
But according to a friend who asked not to be mentioned, Smith’s “lifestyle” had long been a source of concern and trouble.
Arrest records over the years have been littered with DUIs, drug charges, shoplifting, vandalism, offense, and assault.
The history of alcohol and drug abuse is well written and according to Brittany Smith had a lot of meth, Xanax, amphetamine and alcohol at the time of the alleged rape and abuse.
Smith, the source, said “did not have to work” and lived in his parents’ modest house. He bred pit bulls – ‘his passion’ – took care of the garden and helped with odd jobs around the house.
According to the friend: “Todd never has a shortage of girlfriends, certainly not when he was younger.”
Someone who saw Brittany the day before his death at Smith’s house told DailyMail.com that they had not noticed anything unusual in his behavior, nor any tension between him and Brittany.
They said: ‘She was there the day before it all happened and it all seemed fine, nothing special. I also saw Todd the week before, just to say “hello” and chat a little.
“I never felt threatened by him. I know he had a violent side. I know he was hot and did not approve of his lifestyle, but he never made me feel unsafe.
“But then I wasn’t in a twisted romantic relationship with him.”
Joshua Todd Smith’s resting place in Jasper when Brittany Smith and her brother were charged with his death
In 2002, Smith was sentenced to seven months ‘imprisonment for abusing his father and four years’ conditional on condition that he underwent anger and alcohol abuse treatment and did not commit any further acts of violence against him
A day before the shooting, Bretagne had visited Smith in his jasper and left with a pitbull puppy
Brittany told the police that she and Smith were never romantically involved and that instead she rejected all overtures of the old knowledge.
On January 16, the day before the shooting, Brittany had indeed visited Smith at his home in Jasper and left with a pitbull puppy.
He called her the next day from a city park and said he was cold and stranded and had no one else to call and asked if she would pick him up and give him a ride.
Against the advice of her brother Chris McCallie, she did that and left it on the couch for the night.
What Smith had not told Brittany, and what the court records of DailyMail.com show, is that his father had kicked him out of the parental home after a violent attack and that he had been arrested and accused of severe domestic abuse.
This was not the first time he was accused of attacking his own father, Jimmy, 61.
In fact, Smith was often arrested over the years for attacking his father who was already looking for a protection order against his son in 1999. The older man did not follow the date of the court and the request was rejected.
In September 2002, Smith was sentenced to seven months ‘imprisonment for abusing his father and four years’ conditional on condition that he underwent anger and alcohol abuse treatment and did not commit any further acts of violence against him.
Brittany, a mother of four, told the police that she and Smith were never romantically involved and that instead she rejected all overtures of the old knowledge
They were circumstances that clearly prevented Smith from sticking, and his history shows a downward spiral of crime, violence and substance abuse.
Brittany herself had struggled with substance abuse and the two talked about it the night she allowed Smith to stay. She urged him to straighten up while she tried, and according to her, when Smith’s behavior changed.
She claims that he called her a b *** and bumped her. In the violent attack that followed, she only lost consciousness to get it back when he choked and raped her. She claims she thought he would kill her, and he told her he would if she told someone what had happened.
He said he wanted cigarettes and offered Brittany to call someone to drive them because she didn’t have a car. She called her mother who sent her brother McCallie.
Brittany managed to pass a note to the cashier at a gas station that Smith had beaten and raped. When her brother dropped her and Smith at her house, she told him to go to the cashier.
McCallie returned to Smith’s house, armed with the knowledge of his sister’s allegation and a .22-caliber revolver.
He claims that he told Smith to leave and that if he didn’t want to, a fight broke out. While the men struggled, Brittany told the investigators that she was afraid that Smith would kill them both. She claims she shot him while he had McCallie in a blockage. A rape package carried out in Brittany counted 33 separate injuries.
Lawyers for Brittany appeal to Judge Holt’s decision to reject her ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense and have asked to postpone her trial until that appeal is heard.