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St. Bernard arrestee linked to Tulsa murder case

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Jacqueline Octavia Smith (SBSO photo) Jacqueline Octavia Smith (SBSO photo)

UPDATE: FOX 8 received this news release from the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office Thursday evening:

Jacqueline Octavia Smith, 36, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a residence where she had been living in Violet, in eastern St. Bernard, taken into custody without incident by a U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office has a deputy who is a member of the task force.

She waived extradition in a court proceeding in Chalmette on Wednesday and remains in St. Bernard Parish Prison awaiting transfer to Tulsa for prosecution. There was no information on how long Smith had been living on Angelique Drive in Violet, where she was arrested.

Smith was named Monday as an accessory to a Jan. 4. 2006, double slaying in Tulsa in which Linda Louise Wright, 45, and Dorothy Lindley, 60, were stabbed to death in an apartment. Oklahoma authorities said the murders had a "drug-related component.''

Hilliard A. Fulgham II, 44, currently incarcerated in a prison in Louisville, Miss., and serving a seven-year sentence for a burglary conviction, was charged Monday in Tulsa with two counts of first-degree murder.

Court documents alleged Smith helped Fulgham by concealing evidence and securing his transportation and flight out of Oklahoma, media outlets in Tulsa reported. 

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FOX 8 received this news release from the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office Tuesday evening:

A woman named Monday as an accessory to a 2006 double slaying in Tulsa, Okla., was arrested at a house in Violet in St. Bernard Parish on Tuesday afternoon and will go before a judge to begin extradition proceedings to be taken back for prosecution, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Jacqueline Octavia Smith, 36, was arrested about 1:30 p.m. by a U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, of which the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office has a sheriff's deputy as a member.

Smith was taken into custody without incident at 3408 Angelique Drive, where she apparently has been living, sheriff Pohlmann said.

There wasn't any information available on how long she has been there.

Smith is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison and will go before a magistrate on Wednesday, the first step in an extradition process to have her taken back to Oklahoma for prosecution.

Smith and Hilliard A. Fulgham II, 44, were charged Monday in Tulsa in the Jan. 4, 2006, stabbing deaths of Linda Louise Wright, 45, and Dorothy Lindley, 60, which Oklahoma authorities said had a "drug-related component.''

Wright and Lindley were found dead inside a second-story apartment.

Fulgham, currently incarcerated in Choctaw County Regional Correctional Facility in Louisville, Miss., was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder.

Smith was charged with two counts of being an accessory to the murders. Court documents allege she helped Fulgham by concealing evidence and securing his transportation and flight out of Oklahoma, media outlets in Tulsa reported.

Reports said authorities haven't revealed what broke the case open, though police said Tuesday they received a tip in 2009 that was "instrumental" in leading detectives to Fulgham. He is now serving a seven-year sentence for a second-degree burglary conviction.

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