No charges for attorney who fatally shot client (VIDEO)

A dispute between an ex-con and his attorney Saturday evening turned violent, prompting the lawyer to shoot and kill his client, but authorities say it was likely an act of self-defense and he’s not facing any charges at this time.

“Apparently the client, 54-year-old David Smith, became angry, began arguing and physically assaulting the attorney. The attorney was armed, he pulled out a gun and shot the victim,” said Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Although authorities have not released too many details about the incident, apparently Smith had met with his attorney, Jay Silvernail, at the attorney’s home to get some type of property from Silvernail when the meeting turned into a melee made up of two.

Smith, who was a convicted felon released on parole about a year ago after serving more than 20 years for a 1989 robbery, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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