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Ohio man who sexually assaulted baby seeks mercy ["Mommy's boyfriend" raped and killed her baby]
Yahoo news/Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2013 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

Posted on 04/02/2013 10:40:50 PM PDT by grundle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Condemned killer Steven Smith's argument for mercy isn't an easy one. Smith acknowledges he intended to sexually assault his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but says he never intended to kill the baby.

The girl, Autumn Carter, of Mansfield, died because Smith was too drunk to realize his sexual assault was killing the child, Smith's attorneys were telling the Ohio Parole Board on Tuesday. And Ohio law is clear, they say: a death sentence requires an intent to kill the victim.

"The evidence suggests that Autumn's death was a horrible accident," his attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said in a written argument prepared for the board.

They continued: "Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve's death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense."

Smith, 46, was never charged with sexual assault, meaning the jury's only choice was to convict or acquit him of aggravated murder, his attorneys say.

The Richland County prosecutor said Smith continues to hide behind alcohol as an excuse, and calls Smith's actions "the purposeful murder of a helpless baby girl."

Prosecutor James Mayer told the board in his own written statement that the girl's injuries are consistent with a homicide that contradicts Smith's claim he didn't intend to kill the girl.

The attack happened early in the morning of Sept. 29, 1998, in the Mansfield apartment of the girl's mother, Kaysha Frye, a woman Smith had been dating about six months.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: babyrape; infantrape; mansfield; murderer; ohio; rape
Some single mothers don't seem to be aware of the fact that there are "men" who deliberately seek out women who have a baby or a child because the "man" wants to rape that baby or child.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 10:40:50 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Screw him. I hope he gets the death penalty, and the sooner the better.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 10:43:20 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: grundle

Greatest mercy this animal could receive is to be put to death and let G_d determine his final fate.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 10:43:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: doc1019

I’m with you. A quick bullet and let G-d sort it out later. This is not a man, this is a subhuman.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 10:45:45 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: grundle

And some people don’t believe in the death penalty.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 10:46:31 PM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: grundle

i would show him mercy and immediately dispatch him to God.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 10:46:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: doc1019

Move his case to the highest court.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change

Amen!


8 posted on 04/02/2013 10:49:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: grundle
"The evidence suggests that Autumn's death was a horrible accident," his attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said in a written argument prepared for the board.

this statement is disgusting...

9 posted on 04/02/2013 10:59:21 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: grundle

Once you admit that you “intended to sexually assault” a child, you’ve pretty much given up any chance at life.

He should be given two options:

1. Quick and painless, IE bullet to the brain

2. Slow and Painful, IE torture, etc

Here’s hoping that he gets #2


10 posted on 04/02/2013 10:59:34 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: grundle

This case begs for a short rope and a long drop.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 11:02:44 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: grundle
The attack happened early in the morning of Sept. 29, 1998

Why is he still breathing?

12 posted on 04/02/2013 11:05:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grundle

It shouldn’t take 25 years to resolve this case.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 11:10:43 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: grundle
Some single mothers don't seem to be aware of the fact that there are "men" who deliberately seek out women who have a baby or a child because the "man" wants to rape that baby or child.

That is not normal.

These people need the death penalty.

This idiot thinks he should get mercy because he didn't mean to kill the baby, ack.

14 posted on 04/02/2013 11:14:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tai_Chung

bump


15 posted on 04/02/2013 11:15:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: grundle

As far as I’m concerned, raping a child IS attempted murder.

If the child dies, then it’s murder.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 11:16:02 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: doc1019

Yup, best thing for everyone would be his quick death.

The animal needs to be on his knees...humbling himself before God.

Better to never have been born than to be this worthless piece of crap. :-(


17 posted on 04/02/2013 11:16:58 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: grundle

Kill him slowly. No mercy for the wicked.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 11:32:12 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Bobalu

Why is he still alive?


19 posted on 04/02/2013 11:34:51 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: EinNYC; doc1019
I’m with you. A quick bullet and let G-d sort it out later. This is not a man, this is a subhuman.

That's much too merciful! i say he should be thrown live into shark infested waters.

20 posted on 04/02/2013 11:59:27 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: grundle
The Richland County prosecutor said Smith continues to hide behind alcohol as an excuse,

I don't care how drunk someone is, there are no beer goggles which make a baby look like someone above the age of consent.

Fry the S.O.B.

21 posted on 04/03/2013 12:03:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Eagles6

This case begs for a short rope and a long drop.


Thought that was reserved for horse thieves and politicians.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 12:05:08 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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To: grundle

Execution by flamethrower. Next case!


23 posted on 04/03/2013 12:05:25 AM PDT by W. (It's five o'clock somewhere...)
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To: grundle

I can’t wrap my mind around the evil that it takes to do what this bastard did. Ditto for those perps who murdered that baby in Brunswick, GA.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 1:04:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: BlessedBeGod

The sooner the better? It’s been 15 years already which is another problem with out justice system.

For these types of crimes he should have been dead a few feet from the court house.

For the “what about” folks I could maybe bend my thought process to allow up to 3 appeals within 3 months then BANG.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 2:09:48 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Paleo Conservative

This subhuman would try to rape one of the sharks. Hopefully, the wrong end...


26 posted on 04/03/2013 3:56:55 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: grundle
"The evidence suggests that Autumn's death was a horrible accident," his attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said in a written argument prepared for the board.

Some people define "accident" differently than others.

27 posted on 04/03/2013 4:19:56 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: BlessedBeGod
Screw him. I hope he gets the death penalty, and the sooner the better.

This murder/rape happened in 1998, I hope he gets the needle some time during this century.

It's only been 15 years.

28 posted on 04/03/2013 4:26:21 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: latina4dubya

Lawyers will and are destroying are great country.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: grundle

Divorced nearly a year now. Have three daughters from age 11 to 17. I don’t date and don’t expect to for another 7 years or so.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 5:11:58 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grundle

They need to strap the lawyer down next to this scumbag and give him a double dose...


31 posted on 04/03/2013 5:17:16 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: grundle

Okay, we won’t kill you, but we’re gonna shove this telephone pole up your a$$, and if you die, it was “just a horrible accident.”


32 posted on 04/03/2013 5:27:10 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: grundle

libs are against the death penalty, so they will recast this heinous crime the same as a late term abortion. i have heard arguments that a child is not human until he reaches the age of reason, or some such bs. is it time yet?


33 posted on 04/03/2013 6:04:16 AM PDT by Movemout (I pity the poor bastards wh have us surrounded.)
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To: latina4dubya

I am convinced there’s a special place in Hell for some defense attorneys....


34 posted on 04/03/2013 6:24:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: grundle

Put him and the former girlfriend in a room together.

Bind the man’s arms and legs.

Let the girlfriend select a firearm of her choice (and give her the proper training to wield it, if she lacks it....


35 posted on 04/03/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: S.O.S121.500

We can make an exception in this case.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 9:57:01 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Movemout

Yeah. The mother could have had her daughter dismembered 6 mos ago and the libs would have praised her.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 10:02:09 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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