Katrina Smith, Todd Smith: ‘Never Say Goodbye Deadly Secret,’ Profiles ‘Sweet Dreams’ Wife Killer

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Katrina Smith was murdered by her husband, Todd Smith, who later sent his wife a chilling text that said, “Sweet Dreams, I Love You.” Katrina Smith’s Machesney Park, Illinois murder case will air on Never Say Goodbye, a true crime documentary series on Investigation Discovery. Prosecutors admitted the suburban wife was having an affair with a man after her marriage to Todd Smith crumbled. But they say her husband couldn’t stand the thought of her leaving him to be with her new beau. Never Say Goodbye‘s episode title is “Deadly Secret.”


Never Say Goodbye episode “Deadly Secret” on Investigation Discovery

When a wife and stepmother vanishes, her relatives do everything possible to find her. But when her body turns up in a river, investigators find that the woman led a secret life, and her killer could be closer to home than anyone thinks.


Thirty-year-old Katrina Smith disappeared in October of 2012. Her body was found in Rock River weeks later. Winnebago County Sheriff’s investigators arrested her husband, a known charmer, for murder. The jealous husband stalked his wife and used a GPS device to spy on her. In the days leading up to the killing, she was desperate for a new phone, so she could hide her communications with her lover.

Detectives put the pieces of the puzzle together and arrested Todd Smith, charging him with first-degree murder. Relatives of Katrina Smith say they knew it was Todd Smith who killed her. According to True Crime Daily, Todd Smith had a scary past. He used to be Todd Raprager. He changed his name after he was convicted of arson at the age of 17. The teenager wanted to kill his family and tried to burn the house down. For the murder of his wife, Todd Smith received 59-years in prison.

In court, he quoted a verse from the bible about King Solomon. ¬†Never Say Goodbye: “Deadly Secret” airs tonight at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery (ID)


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Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as Examiner.com and Inquisitr.com. Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.