Smith guilty in Pender murder
A Hampstead man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder.
A Pender County jury convicted 33-year-old Vincent Smith Junior of killing Donnie Pridgen Junior.
Pridgen was engaged to Smith’s sister.
Prosecutors say–the two argued at Smith’s home before Pridgen was gunned down.
The murder trial lasted for 5 days.