Man Convicted in Jeweler's Death

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Sentencing is set for a Topeka man charged with killing a 77-year-old Lecompton man.

A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose.

Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.

Authorities say Boose was shot in the head when he surprised Smith and Smith's cousin, Leonard Price, during a burglary. Price pleaded guilty to felony murder in February of 2007 and turned Smith in as the trigger man.

Smith faces life in prison when he's sentenced January 7th.


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