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Isimemen Etute, a freshman linebacker for the Hokies’ football team, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder on June 2. Etute, 18, is accused of killing Blacksburg resident Jerry Smith, 40. According to a press release from Blacksburg Police Department’s Lt. Josh Teubert, Blacksburg police responded to a request for a welfare check at 119 N. Main St. around 10:30 p.m. on June 1 and discovered Smith deceased. “Through the investigation Mr. Isimemen Etute was identified as a person of interest and later charged with 2nd Degree Murder,” Teubert said. Blacksburg police said Etute and Smith were …

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