Skip to comments.Medical examiner needs break while describing murdered 8-year-old's autopsy at court
Posted on 02/14/2018 4:16:55 AM PST by Zakeet
Cherish Perrywinkle sustained severe injuries from being raped and strangled, including a "totally destroyed anatomy," a medical examiner testified.
A medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on an 8-year-old Florida girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in 2013, grew emotional at the alleged killer's trial Tuesday and had to interrupt her testimony for a break, the Daily Mail reported.
Dr. Valerie Rao, the Jacksonville chief medical examiner, testified that Cherish Perrywinkle sustained severe injuries from being raped and strangled, including a "totally destroyed anatomy." Viewing photographs of the girl's battered body in court on Tuesday, Rao became teary and unable to continue.
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Smith's lawyer tried to argue for a mistrial during the break, but the judge denied the motion ... During Tuesdays hearing, State Attorney Melissa Nelson played secret recordings of Smith while in jail, in which he is allegedly heard telling another inmate, "She had a lot for a white girl."
Just looking at that beautiful picture is too much for me as well
....kill the bast*rd.
I’ve seen enough death first-hand, autopsies hold nothing for me. The fact that this kind of depravity is even possible in our society sickens me completely.
2013? Never heard of this case. Perhaps if there was some way to posthumously change her name to Trayvon folks would find out...
I worked in a big city ER for 20 years so I,too,have seen my share of death.To do that kind of thing to an 8 year old kid is something that I simply cannot get my mind around.
I took a few minutes to read two stories from local sources about this guy and his crimes.Too bad they can't execute him sloooowwwwllllly!
Isnt this the case where the drug addled mother let this loser take her daughter in return for food from McDonalds and clothes from Kmart? That poor little girl.
Stories like this always make me think .... Bullet-Brain.
Me too. She looks just like my daughter!
And do it in as brutal manner as the crime!
Starting with castration.... Piano wire
I have never seen anything like this case though, I thank God for that.
The poor grieving loved ones of this little angel...how did they live through something this horrific.
I live in this area and have been hearing some of this. One of the stranger parts of this tragic story is the mother willingly let the daughter go with this man.
From the article:
Donald Smith, 61, is charged with kidnapping, raping and murdering the girl, and faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Smith allegedly lured her family to Walmart with promises to buy a McDonalds meal and new clothing. At some point, he left with the girl. Security video showed her skipping out the door behind him. And this:
I dont know if the mother was drug addled or not but she certainly made a very poor choice of trusting a complete stranger, a man who posed as a Good Samaritan.
But this really gets me:
Before his arrest for Cherishs death, Smith had a long criminal history dating back to the 1970s related to lewd and lascivious conduct. Doctors determined that he met the criteria of a violent sexual predator after arrests in 1999, and he had served prison time and been ordered to get treatment, according to the Florida Times-Union newspaper.
In 2009 he posed as a child welfare worker and asked a child sexually explicit questions on the telephone and was arrested on felony charges, which were later reduced to misdemeanors, the newspaper reported.
He needs to hang, in public, and quickly. Otherwise, perhaps the decent inmates (and their are some) will do the job society must.
Make the punishment fit the crime, then.
If he had a shred of humanity left, he would plead guilty like a man. Will he be facing the death penalty?