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Man accused in deadly South Bay road-rage stabbing due in court

Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:56:57-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The man accused of fatally stabbing a man during a road-rage dispute in the South Bay is due in court for pre-trial motions Monday.

Rickey Smith, 60, is accused of stabbing 36-year-old Horace Williams to death as Williams sat in his van.

According to police, the incident happened on November 27, 2018 along Sweetwater Road.

Witnesses told police Smith was following Williams’ van as the two yelled at each other.

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Smith’s pickup then reportedly hit the van from behind before Smith pulled in front of the van, slamming on the brakes. Witnesses told police the maneuver caused the crash.

Police say Smith then got out of his truck and stabbed Williams.

Smith, a father of five who had just dropped several of his children off at school, died at the scene.

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Smith was arrested and pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance.