EHT man allegedly assaulted girlfriend before her killing

An Egg Harbor Township man with a history of domestic violence has been ordered held pending trial in the killing of his longtime girlfriend. Lashawn Smith, 36, had a pending charge in an assault of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips shortly before he allegedly beat her to death with a hammer. Not long before her killing, Smith broke Phillips’ nose, her stepbrother Phil Modelle told BreakingAC. He said his mother called police, but Phillips would not press … Continue reading EHT man allegedly assaulted girlfriend before her killing