August 4, 2014
Jessica Smith is arraigned via a video feed from the Clatsop County Jail in Astoria, Ore., on murder and other charges at the Clatsop County courthouse on Monday Aug. 4, 2014. Smith, who is going through a divorce and custody battle, is accused of killing her two-year-old daughter and attempting to kill her 13-year-old daughter. The children were found Friday, Aug. 1, in a hotel room at Cannon Beach, Ore.
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