A convicted rapist was charged with first-degree murder this morning for the 1986 strangulation of a Tacoma woman inside her apartment.
Christopher Leon Smith, 50, will be arraigned July 26 for the death of Carol Davidson, 46, a mother of five. He is currently serving a 50-year to life sentence in Walla Walla for a 2009 rape conviction.
“This is one of those few cases that actually played out as cases do on ‘CSI’ and other television shows,” Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.
Tacoma detective Gene Miller, who handles cold cases for the department, sent DNA found at the crime scene …