Following a closed session with City Attorney Angela Carmon, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines announced the city will not file an amicus brief in support of Kalvin Michael Smith, who is appealing his 20-plus-year sentence for the brutal beating of Jill Marker at the Silk Plant Forest store.
Joines made the announcement with no public discussion or debate, saying the city will release a statement on Friday.
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