Murder Monday: The Church Killer - Mary Jane Fonder

In January 2018, 42-year-old Rhonda Smith was shot as she did volunteer work in the office of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania. Smith, shot twice in the head, died at a hospital after being disconnected from life support.



Fonder, then 65 years old, became a suspect early on in the investigation after the church's pastor told police about Fonder's history of inappropriate behavior, which included leaving rambling voicemail messages for him and surreptitiously placing food in his kitchen without his knowledge or consent.

Mary Jane's reason for killing Rhonda Smith?  Jealousy. She was jealous and felt disconnected from the church which she viewed as her family and when they accepted Rhonda she snapped and decided to kill her.

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