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Who is Brittany Smith? Bio, Wiki, Age, Convicted of Murdering

Brittany Smith Bio – Brittany Smith Wiki

A new Netflix documentary examines the case of Brittany Smith, who was convicted of killing a man she claimed attacked and raped her in her Alabama home in February 2020.


Smith was 32 years old.

Convicted of Murdering

Smith was 32 when she shot Todd Smith — who is not related to her — three times in her kitchen. She was arrested and charged with murder for his death.

But when she was interviewed by police, Smith said that she had been raped by the man and said he was threatening to kill her and her brother. She initially pleaded not guilty and said that she shot him in self-defense under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

According to charging documents Todd and Brittany were having a conversation in her home in January 2018. At some point, Brittany alleged, Todd “got really mad” and began choking her. Brittany’s lawyer later said she was choked unconscious and then dragged to a bedroom where Todd raped her.

Brittany also told police that Todd had threatened to kill her if she went to the police.

After the alleged assault, Brittany and her brother took Todd to the store to buy cigarettes. While inside the store, Brittany allegedly told the cashier that Todd had raped her. After the cashier told Brittany’s brother about the alleged rape, the brother went to Brittany’s house armed with a gun to confront Todd.

At some point, the two men began fighting. Brittany said Todd was holding her brother in a headlock while threatening to kill them. Brittany told police she then grabbed her gun from the counter and shot Todd three times. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A nurse who treated Brittany at the hospital testified that she had bruises, bite marks, and signs of strangulation, but they could not determine definitively if a rape had occurred. According to, the nurse testified that most sexual assault cases lack physical proof.

Brittany Smith eventually pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but under the terms, she only had to spend 18 months in the Jackson County Jail and 18 months on house arrest. She was later released.

According to Newsweek, Brittany is now behind bars at Montgomery Women’s Facility in Montgomery County, Ala., after violating her parole. She could be released on Dec. 7, the outlet reports, citing the Alabama Department of Corrections.