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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Second Suspect


Jefferson County, CO. – On September 24, 2021, Scott Smith (06/15/1975) was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, and domestic violence related to a 2020 case that resulted in the death of his wife, Kanokwan (Nok) Smith. 


Investigators identified Smith’s mother, Theresa Rino (07/07/1955) as an additional suspect in the case. On October 1, 2021, Rino was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility on a warrant for charges of accessory to crime (a class 5 felony), attempt to commit tampering with physical evidence, and conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence. The bond on the warrant was established by a judge and set at $5,000.00.

Theresa Rino 7-7-1955

Theresa Rino (7/7/1955)

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