Life sentence for murder
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — This week, surrounded by family and friends, Tommie Waller finally got to celebrate a day that was 40 years in the making, when justice was finally handed down to the former North Iowa man who murdered her daughter, Donna Marie Smith.
That fateful day
Waller has shed countless tears since that day in March 1976, when she traveled up to Tucson to take Donna out shopping in celebration of her 20th birthday.
To read more of this story, see the Oct. 20 issue of Algona Upper Des Moines