Todd Smith's dead body was found at the scene of the event in January 2018 at a property in Stevenson, Alabama, and the person who fired the shot claimed to have acted in self-defense. The former owner of the home was Brittany Smith. A full-length true crime documentary on Brittany Smith and Joshua Todd Smith's terrifying ordeal has been released on Netflix.
The problem of women's access to means of self-defense has been brought to the international community's attention. Like the scenario of self-defense, Brittany Smith was the victim in and out of court while, Brittany was being held on suspicion of murder for the death of her abuser, Todd Smith.
Throughout the course of history, the concept of self-defense in the context of international relations has evolved via comparison and reference to the right of self-defense held by individuals.
Both the empirical findings and the doctrinal analysis demonstrate that the concept of self-defense does not adequately reflect women's experiences of violence, particularly sexual violence, and instead continues to reflect male experiences of public violence. The empirical findings confirm that women are rarely successful with self-defense at the trial level, and the doctrinal analysis demonstrates this further.
State of Alabama vs Brittany Smith which is recently released on Netflix has shed light on the controversial case, which captured worldwide attention at the time. To know more about Brittany Smith's case read this article.
Brittany Smith and Todd Smith: Alabama Controversy Explained!
At the time of the incident in January 2018 at a residence in Stevenson, Todd Smith's body was discovered at the scene, and the individual who pulled the trigger stated that they did it in self-defense. The house was formally owned by Mrs. Brittany Smith. Netflix has brought a full-length true crime documentary that tells the harrowing story of Mrs. Brittany Smith and Joshua Todd Smith.
Growing up with separated parents Joshua Todd Smith was brought into the world in March of 1979 in Jasper, Tennessee. He attended Marion County High School in his hometown of Marion, and he was particularly close to his cousin Jeff Poe. The two of them spent most of their time drinking and exploring the wilderness together.
Over time, though, according to the Netflix original documentary, Todd began having trouble with drugs and violence. Todd was found to be a criminal as he had been jailed 71 times and also has a disturbing history of violent crimes and domestic assaults, and as mentioned before the crime date todd was kicked out by his father or getting arrested following an altercation.
Brittany Smith is 34 years old divorced woman and mother to four children. Brittany Smith and Todd met each other when they were teenagers and had gotten back in contact because Brittany was in the market for a dog.
Since the year 2018, an Alabama mother by the name of Brittany Smith has been at the center of a complicated murder investigation. Todd Smith, who is 38 years old and was a friend of Brittany Smith, was the victim of a shooting by Brittany Smith. It is alleged that Todd Smith sexually assaulted Brittany while she was in her own home.
Brittany said that the reason she killed Todd was that he had r*ped her twice, choked her, and viciously beat her while he was under the influence of meth. Brittany also claimed that Todd threatened to kill her family and her children if she talked about what happened. She was frightened that she would be injured more and needed to use a weapon to save her life.
Although Brittany was able to contact her brother, Chris McCallie, who confronted Todd before a physical conflict broke out, she was arrested for murder less than two days later and served 10 months in prison. Even Brittany pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to 20 years in jail. However, she was able to be released 18 months later as part of a plea agreement with the assistance of a lawyer who fought to get the murder charge dropped by arguing that Brittany was the victim.
Brittany also stated:
I have to get my children back, I want them to know that mommy is not a murder that mommy defended herself, and that you should always defend yourself.
Brittany stated that she had recently been found to be competent enough to sign her own legal documents. However, Brittany must undergo another forensic psychological evaluation before being declared competent to stand trial.