Waseem Anas Daker, 32 of Duluth is charged with murder in 1995 case.
COBB COUNTY, GA -- The long arm of the law spans 15-years to catch a suspect in the 1995 murder of Marietta woman and the stabbing of her 5-year old son.
Waseem Daker, 32 of Duluth has been charged with murder, 2-counts of aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and burglary in the October 1995 murder and assault on Karmen Smith, 30 and her son Nicholas. Cobb County Police say Daker was taken into custody in Gwinnett County and has been transported to the Cobb County jail.
On October 23, 1995 Nicholas Smith came home from school and was stabbed numerous times when he walked into his house. Responding police officers found his mother Karmen Smith, a Delta flight attendant dead. An autopsy showed she died from strangulation.
Police say they sent recent DNA evidence to a private lab for testing and that resulted in Daker's arrest.
Police say Daker was a suspect from the very beginning of the investigation nearly 15-years ago. He was 18-years old at the time of the crime.
The victim and her son rented a basement apartment in a home on Hunters Trace in Marietta. Daker was the subject of a stalking investigation at the time of the murder and three days after the murder he was arrested. Daker was charged with aggravated stalking against Loretta Spencer who lived upstairs from Smith and her son.
Daker had earlier been charged with five counts of stalking Spencer in Fulton County. In November 1996 he was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Stalking and sentenced to five years on each count. He was released from prison in October 2005.