Smith was then released from the hospital to the custody of the
Smith faces two counts of second-degree murder, a count of first-degree burglary and a count of second-degree assault, all felonies.
Farrell again declined to say how Smith ended up in the hospital for more than three days.
On Monday, Farrell cited the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as to why he can't comment.
Smith is charged with killing
Gempler had returned to her home, where she was attacked by Smith, who was already inside the house, Farrell said.
Smith struck her in the head with a blunt object multiple times, according to a criminal complaint filed in
She later died from her injuries at
A friend of Gempler and a neighbor were alerted to what was happening. They found Smith in the driveway after he left the house and detained him until a county sheriff's deputy arrived, Farrell said.
Smith injured one of the people detaining him, Farrell said.
According to the criminal complaint for the felony assault charge, Smith struck a man identified as
He spent a year in the county jail for the chase, according to
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