Philadelphia Police Arrest Suspect in Doctor's Killing

Exterminator Joseph Smith, 36, is charged in the strangling and burning death of pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti.
1:30 | 01/24/13

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-- -- Monday at 12:30 PM police responded to a fire and set at 1720. North -- street. Upon arrival it's out of the basement become decedent. Melissa it Kevin duty physician. Who -- to chop. She'd been strangled to death and her body had been set on fire. -- course of an intense and thorough investigation. By the homicide unit. Check in videos. Talking to neighbors following when several tips and leads that came as a homicide unit we developed a suspect. Jason Smith. 36 year old. Exterminator. Who lives. Outside of the city we. Also found that he was over her house about a half hour before police arrived. Without that information -- him -- last night suspect's home in Levittown PA. And transported him back to homicide unit. Well in the unit to suspect gave a statement to police. Along with the other evidence. Was sufficient enough for the district attorney's office to prove murder charges. One count of murder. One count of abuse of corpse. Can't count of arson and one count are risking catastrophe. Jason Smith has been formally arrested and charged with the murder of doctor Melissa Chattanooga.

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