• Murder suspect doesn't know if he'll be arrested

    By: Lee Stoll


    BOTHELL, Wash. - Alan Smith said he's innocent, but Bothell police say he is now a suspect in his wife's murder.

    He didn't shy away from answering the door and answering a few questions Monday morning.

    "Does it make a difference you have gone from person of interest to suspect?" KIRO 7 asked.

    Smith said, "I'm not sure what kind of a difference that is. Things remain to be seen."

    Smith was arrested Thursday in charges of obstruction after failing to give his passport to investigators. He turned it in and posted a $10,000 bail Saturday.

     "Are you expecting them to arrest you again?" asked KIRO 7.

    Smith said, "OK, I'm done providing statements. I'm sure my attorneys will provide appropriate statements."

    Neighbor Barry Sapsford hopes naming Smith as a suspect means police are close to closing the murder case.

    "The guy hasn't been convicted, but it's still creepy," said Sapsford.

    Smith has been a "person of interest" in the February death of his wife, Susann, who was repeatedly stabbed and beaten to death in her home. Police named Alan Smith a suspect this weekend.

    The couple were going through a bitter divorce and custody battle for their two children, who are now with CPS.

    Smith later moved into the same house with his girlfriend.

    KIRO 7 tried to ask what's next, but Smith asked us to leave.

    "You don't have to knock on my door in any case," said Smith, as KIRO 7 left.

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