Lakeland murder suspect told 9-1-1 dispatcher world 'under evil - WJTV News Channel 12

Lakeland murder suspect told 9-1-1 dispatcher world 'under evil control'

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Smith, on the run from law enforcement in Florida, took up refuge in this Knoxville, Tenn. hotel on May 27. Smith, on the run from law enforcement in Florida, took up refuge in this Knoxville, Tenn. hotel on May 27.
Smith, 27, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Smith, 27, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
KNOXVILLE, TN (WFLA) - In audio tapes released to various media outlets from the 911 call of Florida triple-murder suspect David Smith to a Knox County dispatcher, Smith said the world was under evil control.

Smith called 911 from a Knox County motel room on May 27. He said he was wanted for murder in Polk County, Florida, and admitted killing his sister and two others. 

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He also said he had a .40-caliber rifle and was ready to die. He said his blood would cleanse the world or start World War III.

According to an account of the recordings in the Knoxville News Sentinel Smith told the dispatcher he was bipolar and not taking his medication.

SWAT officers found Smith suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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