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Cornell Smith

Cornell Smith. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.)

Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Murder Of Northeastern Student

Cornell Smith pleaded guilty on Friday to killed Rebecca Payne, who police said was shot in her apartment in a case of mistaken identity.

02/13/2015

Nicholas and Virginia Payne speak with reporters at Suffolk Superior Court. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.'s Office)

Carl Stevens’ Journal: A Family’s Pain

Nicholas Payne was asked what it was like to see the man accused of killing his daughter.

06/18/2012

Cornell Smith. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.)

Parents Of Murdered Northeastern Student Face Her Accused Killer

The convicted felon accused of murdering a Northeastern University student in a case of mistaken identity was ordered held without bail Monday.

06/18/2012

Michael Balba (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.)

DA: Billerica Man Lied About 2008 Northeastern Student Murder

A Billerica man was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail Monday, charged with lying to authorities investigating the 2008 murder of a Northeastern student.

04/30/2012

Cornell Smith. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County D.A.)

Man Charged In 2008 Shooting Death Of Northeastern Student

A former Boston man has been charged with first-degree murder for the 2008 shooting death of a Northeastern University student.

04/29/2012