Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Lowndes Co. Man Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder

COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his estranged girlfriend. 42-year old Joe Earl Smith entered the guilty plea Tuesday afternoon in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Smith was sentenced to life without the possiblity of parole for the August 2010 beating death of Linda Snell. Smith and Snell had a tumultuous and violent past. The Saturday before her death, Snell was sent to the hospital after the two got into a fight that turned physical. Snell was found dead the following Monday in her Cypress Park Apartment. Smith was arrested a few days later in Brooksville.