Casper, WY – His name is Rodney Hayes Smith II and he was sentenced to 40-50 years in prison on for one count of manslaughter. His lengthy sentence comes as the result as being prosecuted under a habitual criminal enhancement.
Rodney Hayes Smith II pleaded guilty to killing his wife during a domestic dispute, in which he admitted to striking his wife with his right elbow and then falling backward with her on top of him.
An autopsy was performed and it determined that Anne Smith died from a subdural hematoma, which can occur when a blood vessel near the surface of the brain bursts.
Subdural hematomas are usually caused by severe trauma to a person’s head.