Charges upgraded to murder

Published 1:18 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A 34-year-old Selma man now faces a charge of murder, upgraded from assault in the first degree.

The charges were updated Wednesday for Daryl Smiley, 34, of Selma.

Smiley was arrested in April and charged with assault in the first degree, unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree and unlawful possession of a controlled possession substance.

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Selma Police Sgt. Doug Stewart said on April 2 at 5 p.m. a 62-year-old male reported to police he was stabbed in the upper torso after an argument about some work that he’d completed with the suspect.

The victim was hospitalized after the stabbing. He died Tuesday. The Selma Police Department does not identify victims of crime.