Man accused of shooting Valley woman, infant rejects plea agreement

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Allyn Smith (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Allyn Smith (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Valley woman and wounding her infant has rejected the plea agreement, according to a Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman.

Allyn Smith, 32, appeared in court Friday for a change of plea hearing. A court spokesman didn't know the terms of the rejected plea agreement.

Smith previously pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and intentional child abuse in the 2014 shooting of Khalli Lawrence and her 2-month-old daughter, Ki'yah.

Lawrence was found shot in the back of the head execution-style on a footpath near 18th Avenue and Liberty Lane in Ahwatukee. Her baby was shot in the leg and survived.

Smith was the father of the baby and became incensed at the prospect of paying child support, according to court records. He surrendered to police two months later.

The case heads to trial next month.

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