2 men arrested in connection with double murder in Smith County

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David Bibian (L) and Alain Benitez were arrested this week. (Source: TBI)


CARTHAGE —Two men have been arrested in connection with a double murder in Smith County back in April.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 53-year-old David Bibian and 18-year-old Alain Benitez are both charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Bibian, of Pleasant Shade, was arrested Thursday. Benitez, of Lebanon, was arrested Friday. They are both being held without bond after being indicted by the grand jury on Thursday.

The victims, 38-year-old Shannon Smith and 44-year-old Devon Clark, were found dead at a home on Dillehay Road on April 26.

The TBI joined the Smith County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson.

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