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Woman remains jailed on ax attack charges
Brandy Smithey listens to public defenders Ashley Morse and Guy Taylor in Lafayette County Circuit Court Thursday. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
DARLINGTON - A rural South Wayne woman accused of hacking at her boyfriend's arm with an ax waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was remanded back to Lafayette County jail. Brandy Smithey, 32, appeared in Lafayette County Circuit Court shackled at her hands and feet. She is charged with a Class B felony count of first-degree intentional homicide, Class H felony counts of aggravated battery and two counts of bail jumping following an incident on Feb. 4.