21-year-old Marcus Allen Smith was advised Monday afternoon of the charges he's facing for Colorado Springs 26th homicide in 2011. Smith is being linked by investigators to the murder of 87-year-old Kathryn "Kit" Grazioli.
Smith learned during his advisement hearing that he faces a first degree murder charge. Marcus Allen Smith's next court appearance is set for December 5th.
Colorado Springs Police investigators indicate in court records that they linked Smith to the woman's murder by fingerprints found on her missing vehicle and on an exterior window of Grazioli's home at 1138 Samuel Point.
Grazioli's burning body was discovered last Wednesday in the area of Gold Camp Road.