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Frances Smith
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Cashman Perkins

A grand jury Wednesday indicted Cashman Perkins, 31, in connection with the June shooting death of Frances "Prin Prin" Smith.

A mother of five, Smith was known as the "candy lady" of the Emma Wheeler Homes neighborhood, where she lived. Her body was discovered there in the early morning of June 8.

Neighbors described Perkins as Smith's live-in boyfriend. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added him to a list of its most-wanted criminals and U.S. marshals arrested him in Mississippi a week after her slaying.

At the time of the slaying, Perkins was facing a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to go armed after a traffic stop in 2013 revealed a Bersa Thunder 360 handgun stuffed in his pants, police said.

He was indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, domestic aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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