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  • FL: Carlie Brucia's Killer Faces Sentencing (SENTENCED TO DEATH)

    03/15/2006 11:04:32 AM PST · by cgk · 275 replies · 10,272+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-15-06 | AP
    Carlie Brucia's Killer Faces Sentencing Wednesday, March 15, 2006 SARASOTA, Fla.  — The man convicted of abducting, raping and slaying 11-year-old is set to be sentenced today. A jury recommended by a vote of ten-to-two that be executed. The judge in the case is required by law to give great weight to that recommendation when he makes his ruling. During a hearing last month, Smith tearfully apologized for his crimes, telling the judge that he took large amounts of heroin and cocaine in an attempt to kill himself on the day he abducted Brucia in 2004. Smith said he did not...
  • Carly's Killer

    02/14/2006 12:44:50 PM PST · by knightshadow · 41 replies · 1,424+ views
    Foxnews online ^ | February 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    Carlie Brucia's Killer Pleads for His Life Tuesday, February 14, 2006 SARASOTA, Fla. — A weeping Joseph Smith apologized Tuesday for the abduction, rape and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia two years ago, telling a judge he had taken large amounts of cocaine and heroin that day in hopes of killing himself. Carlie's February 2004 abduction drew worldwide attention because it was caught on a car wash surveillance tape. Smith, 39, was convicted in November. Friends and even Smith's brother said they recognized him as the burly mechanic grabbing the young girl's wrist as she walked home from a friend's...
  • Joseph Smith pleads for life sentence

    02/14/2006 9:43:16 AM PST · by Vn_survivor_67-68 · 46 replies · 1,095+ views
    .baynews9 TV ^ | February 14, 2006 | AP
    Tuesday, February 14, 2006 Joseph Smith asked the judge for a life sentence. SARASOTA (AP) - A weeping Joseph Smith apologized Tuesday for the abduction, rape and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia two years ago, telling a judge he had taken large amounts of cocaine and heroin that day in hopes of killing himself. Smith told Circuit Judge Andrew Owens, who will sentence him to death or life in prison, "I do not ask for mercy for myself. The only thing I can see to give me a life sentence is for my family. I do not want to see...
  • Joseph Smith Sentencing Decision Imminent (Jury Recommends Death)

    12/01/2005 5:21:35 PM PST · by mhking · 19 replies · 484+ views
    AP/NBC | 12.1.05
    No source link on this yet - I've got it from an "inside source". Streaming on http://11alive.com/ and elsewhere, provided the bench decides to read the decision tonight. Smith is the man convicted of the murder of young Carlie Brucia in Florida.
  • Jurors: Death for Fla. Girl's Killer

    12/01/2005 5:34:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP ^ | 3 minutes ago
    SARASOTA, Fla. - Joseph Smith should be executed for kidnapping, raping and murdering Carlie Brucia, the 11-year-old girl whose abduction was captured by a surveillance camera and broadcast around the world, a jury recommended Thursday. Jurors deliberated five hours before arriving at their recommendation, voting 10-2 for the death penalty. Circuit Judge Andrew Owens ultimately will issue the sentence, as early as next month. Under the law, he must give great weight to the jury's choice before imposing a sentence of death or life in prison without parole.
  • Man Convicted in Fla. Girl Rape, Slay

    11/17/2005 1:55:44 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies · 1,004+ views
    Guardian ^ | November 17, 2005 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A former mechanic was convicted Thursday of raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl whose abduction was captured by a car-wash security camera.
  • FL: Smith found GUILTY OF MURDER, KIDNAPPING, RAPE (Carlie Brucia gets Justice)

    11/17/2005 12:30:33 PM PST · by cgk · 94 replies · 2,401+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-17-05
    SARASOTA, Fla.  — A jury reached its verdict Thursday in the murder trial of a former mechanic charged with kidnapping, raping and killing , whose abduction was caught by a security camera.
  • Smith on tape: 'I didn't mean to do it'

    11/15/2005 2:54:35 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 1,437+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Nov. 15, 2005 | TIM W. McCANN
    The defendant, who is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in Sarasota in February 2004, didn't take the stand. Instead, the jury heard his voice was on tape recordings made from the Manatee County Jail in the weeks that followed Carlie's disappearance. *****Smith says, "It was an accident, mom. You think I'd do that on purpose?"*****
  • Evidence up in air in Carlie case (Little girl murdered in Sarasota)

    10/14/2005 6:33:25 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 16 replies · 617+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | TODD RUGER
    Smith's defense attorney wants the judge to throw out a car wash surveillance videotape showing Carlie Brucia's abduction. He has also asked Circuit Judge Andrew Owens to ban Smith's jailhouse confession to his brother and to prevent prosecutors from telling the jury that Smith was in jail on a probation violation days before he was charged with the murder.
  • Carlie Brucia Murder Suspect Charged

    02/20/2004 4:36:52 PM PST · by Lorenb420 · 4 replies · 179+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2003-02-20 | AP
    <p>SARASOTA, Fla. — An auto mechanic accused of killing a girl whose abduction was captured on a car wash surveillance camera was indicted on a first-degree murder (search) charge Friday as prosecutors indicated for the first time they believe he raped the 11-year-old.</p>
  • CARLIE FOUGHT FIEND TO THE END

    02/07/2004 2:14:22 AM PST · by kattracks · 320 replies · 667+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/07/04 | DEVIN SMITH and ADAM MILLER
    <p>February 7, 2004 -- The 11-year-old Florida girl whose kidnapping was caught on camera put up a desperate fight against her abductor before being killed, a source close to the investigation told The Post yesterday.</p> <p>Carlie Brucia, whose body was found yesterday just a few miles from where she went missing, was kidnapped and brutally murdered by tattooed ex-con Joseph Smith, 37, police said.</p>
  • CARLIE'S LAST RIDE

    02/09/2004 1:14:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 228+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/09/04 | DAN KADISON
    <p>February 9, 2004 -- Suspected Florida child killer Joseph Smith borrowed a car from his roommate the day he allegedly kidnapped and murdered 11-year-old Carlie Brucia and handed the vehicle over 16 hours later - with signs of a violent struggle, according to a new report.</p>
  • Child Safety List - Please Role-Play With Your Children

    02/07/2004 7:41:20 AM PST · by mtbopfuyn · 37 replies · 679+ views
    Vanity | 2/7/04 | mtbopfuyn
    I've had requests to get this safety list out there. It's just some quick notes so any additions and comments are welcome. Admin can move it as they wish. Smith, who murdered Carlie Brucia, had once before been up on attempted kidnapping charges on a young woman. Miss Stinson escaped due to quick thinking.SARASOTA --- Stinson, who was 20 at the time, struggled, lost her footing and fell down, then offered Smith $50 to leave her alone. He jumped on top of her. "If you don't quit screaming, I'll cut you," Smith said, according to records. Smith pulled her up...
  • Fla. justice system under scrutiny in wake of girl's slaying

    02/09/2004 11:15:58 AM PST · by cateizgr8 · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2004 07:40 AM
    <p>SARASOTA, Fla. - For the better part of a decade, the man suspected of killing an 11-year-old girl whose abduction was caught on videotape had been under the supervision of Florida's criminal justice system. But despite his many brushes with the law, Joseph P. Smith never spent long behind bars.</p>
  • Suspect set to appear before familiar judge

    02/10/2004 1:55:53 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 20 replies · 199+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Tue, Feb. 10, 2004 | AIMEE JUAREZ
    SARASOTA - Joseph P. Smith won't stand before an unfamiliar name this March when he is expected to enter a plea before a judge. Facing charges in the kidnapping and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia and two drug-related charges, Smith, 37, is scheduled to face Sarasota Circuit Judge Harry Rapkin at an arraignment hearing March 12, according to the Sarasota County Clerk of Courts' records.The two have never met, but their histories are intertwined.Rapkin crossed paths with Smith's case as recently as December when state corrections officials tried to put Smith back in jail on a probation violation. Rapkin said...
  • Florida Courts: Incompetent or Criminally Negligent?

    02/08/2004 9:42:50 PM PST · by russesjunjee · 52 replies · 681+ views
    This was given more than a dozen chances by the Florida court system...... This has been given ZERO chances by the Florida courts........
  • Carlie Brucia found, dead

    02/06/2004 3:35:51 AM PST · by YankeeGirl · 979 replies · 2,879+ views
    WCBS newsradio, cnn
    Just heard on WCBS newsradio NY that CNN reports Carlie Brucia found dead in Sarasota.
  • ***Website for Carlie Brucia***

    02/05/2004 8:35:59 AM PST · by MVV · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Carlie Brucia She is a white female 11 years, 5', 120 lbs Blond hair and blue eyes She was apparently abducted from a car wash in Sarasota Florida on Sunday afternoon February 1. The Sarasota Police Department and the FDLE issued the Amber Alert Monday afternoon February 2, after a security video showed the girl being forcibly lead from a car wash on Sunday afternoon. She was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and might be carrying a pink backpack. The suspect is a white man in his late 20s or 30s with dark hair. He was wearing...
  • Police: Camera apparently caught abduction of girl, 11

    02/03/2004 5:46:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 160 replies · 542+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2004
    <p>An 11-year-old girl was apparently abducted while walking home from a friend's house, with the kidnapping caught by a surveillance camera, police said Monday.</p> <p>The camera behind a car wash caught sixth-grader Carlie Brucia being led away Sunday evening by a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, the Sarasota County Sheriff's office said.</p>
  • Amber Alert in Florida for missing 11-year old

    02/03/2004 4:25:21 AM PST · by milemark · 86 replies · 1,293+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 2-2-04 | FCN Staff
    Firstcoastnews.com Police Search For Missing 11-Year-Old Florida Girl By First Coast News Staff SARASOTA COUNTY, FL -- There is an Amber Alert in Florida for a missing 11-year old. Carlie Brucia is five feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen on Sunday wearing a short-sleeved red shirt and blue jeans. Brucia has blond hair and blue eyes. Police believe she was taking a short cut home on Sunday, and while walking behind a car wash in Sarasota, a man approached her and grabbed her. Investigators are looking at surveillance video from behind the car wash. It...