DOH revokes medical licenses for Kennewick man charged with murdering girlfriend

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Washington Department of Health has revoked Michael Smith’s┬ámedical licenses after they said he admitted to murdering his girlfriend.

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Michael Thomas Smith, 38, of Kennewick got his mental health counselor and radiologic technologist licenses revoked.

The DOH said Smith will not be allowed to practice in the state of Washington or be able to reapply.

Police said Smith was arrested in July 2023 after police found Jenna Olafson, 38, of Kennewick was found dead on the back patio of their Kennewick home.

According to jail records, Smith is currently in custody at the Benton County Corrections Department and has been charged with murder.

The Benton County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney said Smith’s trial is expected to begin June 24, 2024.


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