Anthony Smith charged with murder

Updated: March 5, 2011, 2:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former Oakland Raider Anthony Wayne Smith appeared in court Friday to face a murder charge in the 2008 beating and shooting death of a man in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Smith, 43, of Fontana, who played defensive end for the Raiders in Los Angeles and Oakland from 1991 to 1998, is one of three men charged in the killing of 31-year-old Maurilio Ponce, district attorney's officials announced Friday.

Smith was arrested earlier this week and was being ...

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