Arraignment Postponed For Former Raider Accused In 4 Murders

LANCASTER (CBS) — The arraignment for a former Raiders defensive end accused of committing four murders was postponed Tuesday until August 1.

A mistrial was declared in April after a jury deadlocked on whether Anthony Wayne Smith should be convicted of murder in the 2008 death of Maurilio Ponce.

In early July, Smith was also charged with the November 1999 slayings of brothers Kevin and Ricky Nettles, as well as the June 2001 murder of Dennis Henderson.

Smith, who played for the Raiders in both Oakland and Los Angeles from 1991 to 1998, also faces robbery and kidnapping charges.

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