Man Admits To Killing Popular D.J.

A Richlands man has admitted he killed a popular disc jockey nearly two years ago at a Trenton night club.

Harold Krause, Jr. pleaded guilty to second degree murder. Killed on December 26th, 2007 was Alvin Smith, also known as "DJ Lick-em-Lo".

The shooting happened at Fat Daddyz Night Club in Jones County. Smith was shot twice and investigators say the two men exchanged words just prior to the shooting.

Krause told investigators he threw the murder weapon in the New River.

Krause was sentenced to serve between 15 and 19-1/2 years in prison.


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  • by Joseph Location: Jacksonville on Sep 21, 2009 at 07:13 AM
    Carma, it can be a bad thing. Alvin Smith was in a motor vehicle accident in 2006 and that man is still around, but without a leg, his life and career totally changed forever. How ever he is still here to help other amputees in need. Alvin Smith isn't, Harold Krause is still here in prison and will be judged in the end for his life. So shall we all, the good and the bad that we have done or accomplished. Carma, Mr Smith lead a life on the edge and it came back to haunt him. Mr Krause has been delt with the justice the courts have given him. As for me I live day to day in the hopes that I am doing what is right. It is not for me to judge, but the freedom of speach, allows you to know that on that day in Oct 2006 when I was just riding home and then woke up three days later with a broke fimor, shatered ankle, etc.. two yaers later still here. My wife and children have continued with me as I am here to still incourage and inpact the life they live, in spight of what has happened to me.
  • by fred Location: IOWA on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:47 PM
    GO TO PRISON AND YOU WILL FIND OUT VERY QUICK!
  • by can't resist on Aug 28, 2009 at 05:14 PM
    lol DJ Lick-em-Lo. Please explain what that means.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 28, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    "Lick-em-Lo" pretty much says it all.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 28, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    Back in the good old days, when varmints caused problems, like coyotes or wolves preying on livestock, they put a bounty on them.There was no bag limit,year round season, and you were paid for each one that you trapped or shot. If they would enact this for thugs and gang members,the vermin could be eradicated in a short time.
  • by cannot believe sentence on Aug 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Cannot believe this man took another mans life and only received 15 to 19 1/2 years. What an insult to the family who mourns for this child. What happened to a life sentence???
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