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Maryland Woman Killed After Giving Money To Woman Who Appeared To Be Struggling Mom

Jacquelyn Smith was returning from a family function.

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A Maryland woman was stabbed to death early Sunday morning after giving money to a young woman who appeared to be a struggling panhandler. 

According to The Baltimore Sun, Jacquelyn Smith, 52, and her family were driving through Baltimore at 12:27 a.m. when they saw a young woman carrying what looked to be a baby while holding a cardboard sign that read "Please help me feed my baby."

Smith, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, rolled down the window to give the woman money.

Police said a man then approached the car to thank Smith for her donation and attempted to steal her wallet. After a brief struggle, the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Smith in the chest.




The man fled the scene. Smith was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died.

According to Fox News, Smith was returning from a family gathering.

"This was a good Samaritan who saw an individual holding a sign, who appeared to be down on her luck,” Jeremy Silbert, with the Baltimore Police Department, told Fox Baltimore. "So, they stopped the car and gave her money."

Police are still looking for the two suspects. 


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