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Attalla man guilty of capital murder for killing wife

Roy Thomas Smith (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

An Attalla man faces life in prison following his conviction for killing his wife.

Etowah County jurors found 57-year-old Roy Thomas "Tommy" Smith guilty of capital murder.{} He strangled Carla Smith to death in Fall 2010.

Paramedics found her body in the trunk of her car November 1, 2010.{} Investigators said Smith abandoned the vehicle in a parking lot before going to his own car and driving away.

Prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty.

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