Inmate indicted in ’05 murder in Hickman Co.
HICKMAN CO., Tenn. – An inmate currently serving time in North Carolina has been indicted for the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Jennifer Smith.
John Wayne Boyer, 52, was indicted earlier this week on one count of first degree murder.
Smith’s body was found in April 2005 behind a concrete barrier in an abandoned parking lot off Interstate 40 in Hickman County.
Authorities matched a DNA sample take from Smith to Boyer, who was convicted of second degree murder in North Carolina in 2007.
Authorities said Boyer worked as a truck driver in 2005 and picked Smith up at a truck stop.
After the two had sex they reportedly got into an argument that resulted in her death.
Boyer’s current sentence in North Carolina expires in 2017.