Bond denied, arraignment set for Wilmington Island man - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Bond denied, arraignment set for Wilmington Island man

Posted: Updated:
Norman Smart (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office) Norman Smart (Source: Chatham County Sheriff's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A Wilmington Island man is headed back to jail after facing a judge on Monday afternoon.

Norman Smart is charged with aggravated assault after his wife, Lauren, was found dead in their Walthour Road home over the weekend.

Police said Smart called 911 on Saturday morning to report that his wife had stopped breathing. Autopsy results are still pending, but family members say she was beaten to death.

An officer found Smart in a back bedroom with bruises on her body. 

The family said it was satisfying to see Smart in court on Monday. They are convinced he killed his wife, and they are devastated and frustrated that they couldn't convince her to leave Smart before this tragedy.

Smart appeared on Monday by teleconference from the Chatham County Jail. He was denied bond and his arraignment has been set for June 18.

Police said autopsy results are hours away.

Smart's sons are now in their grandparents' care. A GoFundMe account has been set up for them. You can click here for the link. 

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow