Susan Winton Smith: Granny Charged With Murder Out On Bond

Susan Winton Smith, the grandmother of Andrew Jacob Maresh, has been released from the Cullman County Detention Center after making a $25,000 cash bond on Friday.

Smith is the 66-year-old grandmother charged with Murder and Hindering Prosecution in conjunction with the alleged murder death of Daniel Ray Osborn II.

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Maresh (Smith’s 19-year-old grandson) and Tyler Stephen Hudson (20) were arrested in March in connection with Osborn’s slaying.

Then, a Cullman County grand jury indicted Smith back in May in the death of Daniel Ray Osborn II.

Smith is from Cullman. Maresh is from Hartselle; Hudson is from Baileyton. Maresh and Hudson are currently held in the Cullman County Detention Center.

Smith was charged on May 29th with hindering prosecution in the first-degree.

The complaint alleges Smith’s grandson and Hudson told her in February that they had killed Osborn. They also allegedly stated to her they buried Osborn’s body in her yard.

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The hindering prosecution complaint states that Smith “never advised anyone, to include the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and/or Hartselle Police Department of the murder/burial of Mr. Osborn.”

The dual-county indictment accuses Smith of ‘rendering criminal assistance to the two young men by intentionally hindering the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment of conduct constituting a murder, or a class A or B felony, to-wit, murder: “Susan Winton Smith did conceal the body of Daniel Ray Osborn II.”

On the pending murder charge, the indictment alleges that Smith did, on Feb. 3, 2018, ‘intentionally cause the death of Daniel Osborn by shooting him with a firearm.”

On Monday, Cullman County Circuit Judge Martha Williams agreed to a $25,000 cash bond for Smith, under the condition that she have no contact with Marsh or Hudson.

Also, the accused grandmother was prohibited by Judge Williams from utilizing Facebook, cell phone, email, and Snapchat to interact with Marsh or Hudson. Her bond may be revoked if any of the above stipulations are violated.

Smith was released from the Detention Center late Monday afternoon following both a hearing in Williams’ courtroom and her family making the $25,000 cash bond in the Cullman County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Champ Crocker with the law firm of Crocker & Sparks is Smith’s defense attorney. He facilitated the hearing with Judge Williams that ultimately led to Smith’s release from jail on bond.


Susan Winton Smith: Granny Charged With Murder Out On Bond

Timothy Collins

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