Wanted Murder Suspect Captured

Fort Lauderdale police say they arrested an accused killer who triggered a SWAT standoff.

Thomas Smith was arrested before midnight Sunday on a second-degree murder charge.

He's accused of killing Jennifer Silva in her home on Southwest 4th Street.

Silva's murder triggered a SWAT standoff at the property when her body was found on November 28th.

Smith is making his first appearance in court today.

He allegedly murdered Silva on his 52nd birthday.

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