An exterminator has been charged with the murder of a pediatrician, Melissa Ketunuti, who was strangled, bound and burned in her apartment after he confessed to police he did it because she ‘belittled him’.
Jason T. Smith, 36, an exterminator of Levittown, Pennsylvania, made a full confession and was charged with the murder of Dr Melissa Ketunuti, as well as arson, abuse of a corpse and causing/risking a catastrophe.
Smith told investigators he committed the crime because he felt like Ketunuti was disrespecting him and belittling him when he performed work on her home.
Smith went to the doctor’s home originally because of a rodent problem in her basement. An argument ensued, he struck her, she fell to the ground and he started to strangle her with a rope and set her on fire, police revealed in a press conference. After he killed her, he went straight to another job in New Jersey.
During his confession, Jason Smith revealed he had an addiction to prescription painkillers. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if that fact is at the crux of this innocent woman losing her life. This man could have been high or wanted to get high and would have done anything to fulfill that need. It just makes you take a second thought and how dangerous it truly is when you invite strangers into your home. Share your thoughts!! Let’s discuss.