Martez Smith charged with Murder 1st Degree

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at approximately 1741 hours, officers were dispatched to 1826 W. 3rd Street for a stabbing in progress. Upon arrival it was found that Shawonyta “Marq” Norman had been stabbed multiple times and later died from those injuries.

As a result of the investigation if was found that Martez Deroy Smith, age 45, had a confrontation with Shawonyta Norman, over a previous assault of Norman’s sister.  During the fight outside of the residence Martez Smith stabbed Shawonyta Norman multiple times.

Today, January 29th, 2015 Martez Deroy Smith was charged in Black Hawk County District Court for Murder in the 1st Degree. Smith has been in the Black Hawk County Jail on unrelated charges since the day of the incident, November 25th, 2014.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division


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Captain Dave Mohlis
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