Augusta slaying suspect found in California


A man linked to a 2012 slaying on East Boundary has been extradited from California and booked into the Richmond County jail.

According to news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Smith was arrested in March in Sacramento. He was sent to Augusta and booked into the jail Saturday.

Smith was wanted in connection with the Jan. 14, 2012, death of Doniel Hicks at 201 East Boundary.

Smith has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury for murder (felony and malice) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a news release.

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