It has been 23 years since BRPD Cpl. Betty Smothers was ambushed, gunned down in cold blood, by 3 men who planned to rob a supermarket manager she was escorting to make a night deposit. Monday, The Supreme Court did not allow a writ vacating a lower Federal Court ruling saying that one of her killers, Kevan Brumfield, can not be executed because he is mentally retarded. DA Hillar Moore calls it a “gut kick” to Cpl. Smothers family, and now has to decide, with them, whether to refile the writ. He explained the difficulties on AM Baton Rouge.