Kenneth Smith, 51, Charged With The Murder Of Margarita Franco, 26

Published on September 17, 2019, 7:18 pm
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On Sunday, April 02, 2017 at approximately 0231 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious female in front of 761 E. 214th Street, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious and unresponsive 26-year-old female, with a gunshot wound to her head.

EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.


Margarita Franco
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 51-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged:

Kenneth Smith
2376 Hoffman Street
Bronx, NY 10458


  • murder
  • criminal possession of a weapon

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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