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Vindalee Smith Murderer Demands Release Of 'DC Sniper' Lee Boyd Malvo In Note, Threatens To Kill More Pregnant Women

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By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

EAST FLATBUSH — A note found under the pregnant mother who was fatally stabbed the day before her wedding demanded the release of the "D.C. Sniper" — and included threats to kill more pregnant women if the serial killer wasn't set free, according to a published report.

Police discovered the one-page note in the East 94th Street apartment where they found Vindalee Smith, 38, in a pool of blood Saturday morning, the New York Post reported.

Smith, whose unborn boy didn’t survive the brutal attack, was to be married Sunday morning at New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brownsville.

The note's author threatened to kill one pregnant woman a week unless authorities released Lee Boyd Malvo, who along with another man killed 10 people around Washington D.C. during a three-week period in October 2002, the Post reported.

But investigators told the newspaper there’s no apparent connection between Smith or Malvo, and that the note may be a ruse by her killer to distract them.

The NYPD could not immediately confirm the existence of the note.

Police believe Smith knew her killer because there were no signs of forced entry at her apartment, the paper reported.
Police spent Sunday questioning Smith’s fiancé, Anthony Jackman, who sources said is still married, according to the Post.

Malvo, 27, is serving a life sentence for killing six with his mentor John A. Muhammed. The two killed a total of 10 people in a three-week sniper spree.

Muhammed was executed in 2009.

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