Bingham County woman faces possible life sentence after being convicted of Pocatello man’s murder

Melonie Smith

Melonie Smith

By Journal Staff

A Blackfoot woman accused of fatally shooting a Pocatello man this past February is facing a life prison sentence after being convicted by a jury Saturday morning of first-degree murder.

Smith is facing 10 years to life in prison for the murder charge and possibly an additional five years in prison for felony destruction, concealment and alteration of evidence for the concealment, destruction and alteration of a body. After fatally shooting Davis, authorities say Smith tried to burn some of his body in her wood-burning stove.

Smith’s week-long trial was held at the Bingham County Courthouse in Blackfoot and she’ll be held at the Bingham County Jail until she’s sentenced.