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Woman arrested in murder of Levering man

Trenton Mallory, 35, was found dead on March 6 at his home in Center Township.


A

fter a month long investigation

,



Emmet County S

heriff's deputies have arrested a

Levering

woman that they say murdered her fiance.


D

eputies say
Amber Smith, 28, shot and killed Trenton Mallory, then tried to hide the gun in a snow bank at a nearby home.


Y

ou may remember
Smith from a story we reported last November.


A

t the time

,

her bills were piling up

,

as she tried to raise money to pay for her child's unusual medical condition.


O

n
March 6th, deputies were called to her home on Pleasant View Road in Levering.


S

mith told investigators that she called 911 after she had found her home broken into.
But after searching the ransacked home, police also found her fiance dead with a gunshot wound to the head.


"M

s.
Smith lived at the residence with Mr. Mallory it was a girlfriend fiancé type relationship," Sheriff Pete Wallin said.


A

ccording to court records

,

in the weeks leading up to
Mallory's death, Smith had put a gun up for sale on Craigslist and Facebook.


B

ut after the murder

,

the gun was found buried in a snow bank at
Smith's relatives house. After investigators removed the weapon, they saw Smith digging through the pile trying to find it.


"W

e've done our investigation

,

we collected our evidence

,

a person has been arrested

,

and now it goes to the courts
and they will determine if she's guilty or not," Wallin said.


C

ourt records also show that
Smith and Mallory were having financial problems.


A

car had been repossessed, their home was being for

e

closed on, and
Smith had occurred $25,000 of gambling debt that she kept a secret.


B

ut their biggest bills came from the hospitals.


"I

t was all experimental medicine so everything had to be pay for by us because insurance companies don't want to for a bill that is

n't



FDA

approved

," Smith said in an interview on November 27, 2013.


B

ack
in November of 2013 Smith told us the story of her 6-year-old child. Who at the time was having health problems after a heart transplant.


"M

aybe he was put here to teach the world a lesson

," Smith noted. "I

f he could go through all of this
and be happy then what are we always complaining about."


A

mber
Smith's two children are currently staying with family members.


She

will be arraigned
Wednesday in Emmet County District Court.

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