A Thai-American woman was killed by her husband in Littleton, Colorado on November 1st, 2020. According to 9 news, Scott Smith, 45, shot and killed Kanokwan Smith, 47, aka “Nok” in their home. Scott told 911 dispatchers he shot his wife in self-defense after she “tried to kill him with a butcher knife,” according to an arrest affidavit. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder but was later released after prosecutors cited a lack of evidence in pursuing charges.
Scott filed for divorce from Kanokwan a couple of weeks ago. Kanokwan and Scott have a ten-year-old daughter together.
A Gofundme has been set up for Kanokwan called “Justice for Nok.”
“This go fund me page was started up for Kanokwan Smith aka “Nok”. She’s a dear friend of mine and to many,” the Gofundme says, “She’s truly one of a kind. Beautiful inside and out and has touched so many people’s lives. She’s known for being the hardest working and most loving person anyone has met, and she always had a beautiful smile. It saddens me that we’ve lost her way to[sic] soon. Her mother and sister lives in Thailand and due to COVID-19 regulations it’ll be awhile before they can come here. She has no immediate family here, but her 10 year older daughter Quinlyn Smith.”
Friends of Kanokwan Scott are calling on prosecutors to charge Scott Smith. One friend who is a lawyer read the affidavit and found some “red flags,” reports The Denver Channel.
The lawyer said it was odd that there didn’t seem to be any signs of a struggle. He said considering the incident took place in a small room he expected Scott to have sustained some injuries. But there were no marks on him but there was a suspicious mark on Kanokwan’s wound.
“When the officer was describing the wound, the officer describes a black ring around the wound that only happens when a gun is very, very close to somebody’s head,” he said. “So we’re talking like an inch away or so.”
The Jefferson County DA said the investigation into the case is still ongoing.