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Boyfriend Charged With Murder Of Teacher

Carl Smith

(Memphis) The boyfriend of a murdered teacher has been arrested for that killing.

Carl Smith is charged with first degree murder in the death of Bronsha Lewis.

She found dead in her home in the 900 block of Oakmont Place August 30.

Lewis, a Special Education (SPED) Assistant at William H. Brewster Elementary School, was beaten to death with a blunt object.

Monday, Smith was arrested for driving a car belonging to Smith.

Court records show in April of last year, police arrested Smith for beating Lewis.

That day in 2012, Lewis told officers she was afraid for her life, and in self-defense grabbed a kitchen knife to keep him away and to help her escape from the home.

Two days later, police say Smith came back with a gun, threatening to hurt Lewis if she went forward with the domestic assault charges.

Lewis filed a restraining order and family members tell us Smith only recently got out of jail for the crime.

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