Court documents reveal details surrounding Orlando mother's homicide



ORLANDO, Fla. - New court documents are revealing more details about an Orlando mother's fatal stabbing.

Yadira Smith was found stabbed to death in her home on Fremont Park Avenue on Friday and her boyfriend, Robinson Hedghill, was later arrested and charged with her murder.

According to filed court docouments, Hedghill had threatened to kill Smith if she wouldn't marry him.

"I wish she would've reached out, told somebody, sought out some sort of help," neighbor Yvonne said.

Another neighbor, who went to Smith's home the day she was killed, said Hedghill was there and Smith told her "he won't let me out." The neighbor said Smith looked distressed so the neighbor returned home and called 911.

But officers didn't respond until a second 911 call was made almost 30 minutes later, when Smith's teenage son came home and found her deceased. Channel 9 reached out to the Orlando Police Department about the delay in response.

In a statement, Sgt. Jim Young said, "The initial call was not designated a priority incident because there were no signs of violence. It was reported that there was a verbal argument and at the time no one was in danger. Officers were en route, but not in an emergency mode until the second call came in to OPD, which officers were arriving at that same time."

Now neighbors and family members are grieving the loss of Smith to domestic violence.

"Please get help. If feel you are in a situation, just go. If you just take your kids and go," Yvonne said.