Handyman arrested for killing elderly couple in Martin County
Yesterday, Manord confessed to killing the couple. He told officials he needed money and intended on robbing them. Detectives were able to locate security camera footage of Manord walking to the Smith’s home on Wednesday, August 26th, the day Manord said he walked into the Smith’s home through an open garage door and attacked and killed the couple. Manord said he hid in bushes near the Smith’s home for almost two hours waiting for Donald to arrive home. Once he arrived, Manord carried out the attack.
Lorraine refused to comply with Manord’s demands and later bashed her over the head with a heavy glass bowl, according to investigators.
Donald Smith, who was inside the home taking a shower, heard the commotion and ran out to help his wife. Synder said Manord then struck Donald with the same bowl in the back of his head.