Man Takes Plea Deal in Connection With Murder Case in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Stealing marijuana and cash were apparently the cause of a murder in Midland.

On Thursday as part of a plea deal, 21-year-old Edwin Smith pled guilty to murdering Torvorian Carter.

Smith said he went to carter's apartment last year at The Park at Caldera in hopes of stealing some weed and cash.

Smith broke down the apartment door and when carter came out of his bedroom.

Smith shot and killed him.

Two other people were also charged for the murder.

Smith faces no less than 35 years behind bars.