Baton Rouge stripper convicted of murder

A Baton Rouge stripper has been found guilty of fatally shooting her boyfriend, then dumping and burning his body.

A jury deliberated three hours yesterday before convicting 29-year-old Rachel Smith of second-degree murder in the slaying of Charles Jumonville III.

Prosecutors say Smith fired four bullets into the 29-year-old Jumonville on March 27, 2006, at her Baton Rouge apartment before loading his body into her car, taking it to an abandoned sawmill near Amite and burning it on top of a woodpile.

Authorities say Smith met Jumonville when she was dancing at an Ascension Parish club under the stage name "Sable" and where he was working as a disc jockey.

State District Judge Todd Hernandez scheduled sentencing for December 11.

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