Juan Ignacio Blanco  


  MALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  FEMALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z




Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it. To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. We have many
plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really
need your help for this. Thank you very much in advance.




Randall Loyal SMITH





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Bank robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: September 20, 1990
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: December 31, 1953
Victims profile: Kathy Demarest, 40 (bank teller)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Washington County, Oregon, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on March 9, 1992. Resentenced to life in prison

Randall Loyal Smith

Washington County - Oregon

Born: 12/31/53

Sentenced to death: 3/9/1992

During a 1990 Sherwood bank robbery, Smith pointed a gun at Kathy Demarest, 40, a bank teller, and told her to "look at me" before shooting her between the eyes. The jury also convicted him of attempted aggravated murder for shooting at bank employee Carolyn R. Vaughan.

A judge later overturned his death sentence, saying Smith's attorney inadequately defended him during the penalty phase.

Interesting fact: Throughout the trial, Smith sat still with his eyes closed, as if he were asleep.

Status: Life sentence.


Substitute Bank Teller Slain By Robber In Oregon

The Seattle Times

Friday, September 21, 1990

SHERWOOD, Ore. - A bank teller on a one-day assignment away from her usual branch died yesterday after she was shot in the face during a robbery.

Tualatin police, sheriff's deputies and the FBI arrested a Newberg man about 3 1/2 hours later in a field northeast of town. Randall Loyal Smith, 36, was seized after officers fired tear gas at him.

Kathy Demarest, 40, of Milwaukie was on a one-day assignment at the Key Bank of Oregon branch in Sherwood, a town of 2,900 people south of Portland. She normally worked at the Milwaukie office, bank officials said.

The FBI said the bank was robbed about 11:40 a.m. by a gunman who approached Demarest and demanded that she put money in a brown paper sack.

The man ordered the second teller in the office to approach him, but she refused. He fired a second shot as he fled the bank in a light blue van, the FBI said.

Washington County sheriff's deputies and Tualatin police officers stopped Smith on a road near Highway 99W about a mile northeast of Sherwood, the FBI said. Smith refused to surrender, holding police officers at bay until 2:55 p.m. when FBI and SWAT team members fired the gas and rushed him.



home last updates contact