Whitehouse Man Indicted For Murder
By DAYNA WORCHEL
A Smith County grand jury in the 241st District Court indicted a Whitehouse man June 14 on murder charges for the March death of a female acquaintance.
Larry Joe Smith, 68, is accused of shooting Sandra Greenshaw to death on his front porch on County Road 2171 in Whitehouse. Smith told deputies who arrived at the scene that someone broke through his front window and attempted to break into his house, so he fired a shotgun through his window.
Authorities found Ms. Greenshaw on the porch with a single gunshot wound to her upper body. Ms. Greenshaw was taken to East Texas Medical Center, where she later died.
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Garmon said Smith told authorities he didn't know who he was shooting at, but evidence at the scene did not match up to the story. Deputies later found out that the two were at least acquaintances, and that Ms. Greenshaw's keys and shoes were found inside Smith's home.
In March, Garmon said they thought Smith knew who Ms. Greenshaw was when he shot at her. "The evidence doesn't add up to what he's telling us. He changed his story (multiple times) and got to the point where he said he doesn't remember what happened," Garmon said.
Smith is jailed in the Smith County jail on a $1 million bond.
Staff Writer Kelly Gooch contributed to this story.