Michael Allen Smith was a white supremacist living in Los Angeles. In the late 1990's he raped and murdered three African-American transvestite prostitutes. Harry Bosch, Jerry Edgar and Kiz Rider worked the case and arrested Smith in 2000. The breakthrough in the case, and a major piece of evidence against Smith, was the testimony of a witness who saw Smith picking up one of this victims and identified him from his distinctive tattoos. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. As of 2005, Smith was still on death row awaiting execution.
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