The Davenport man suspected of killing a three-year-old Bettendorf girl lastweek is back in the Quad Cities to face kidnapping and murder charges. Three sheriff’s deputies drove a shackled and handcuffed Eugene Smith backto the Quad Cities from Denver, where Smith was arrested a day after thelittle girl was taken from her babysitter’s home. Smith used to be engagedher the girl’s mother, and allegedly told Amy Mose that if he couldn’t haveher, he would take her child. Smith will be arraigned today. He’s beingheld on five-million dollars bond. The girl’s body was found in Smith’scar, which was abandoned in the Illinois Quad Cities, and if convicted,Smith could face Illinois’ death penalty.
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