Dr. Arnold Smith, below, became wildly fixated on Lee Abraham, above -- an obsession that prosecutors claimed led to an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the Greenwood attorney in 2012. Smith has not had to face a criminal trial because of his mental illness and settled in 2019 a lawsuit filed by Abraham.
The April 28, 2012, fatal shooting inside Lee Abraham’s law office brought a bevy of law enforcement officers and onlookers to the Market Street scene. Ten years later, no one has been tried in one of the most sensational crimes in Greenwood’s history. (By Charlie Smith)
It had the makings of the trial of the century.
Dr. Arnold Smith, an eccentric but accomplished oncologist with a maniacal obsession about Lee Abraham, had been charged with hiring a felon to try to assassinate the Greenwood attorney, but the felon was gunned down instead.