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Federal death penalty attorney to defend Tsarnaev

Federal death penalty attorney to defend Tsarnaev

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The lawyer who saved Tucson shooter Jared Loughner and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski from the death penalty was assigned to defend the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.
Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview

Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview

CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- South Carolina's governor-elect says she won't allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons.

Killer mom seeks to overturn sentence

UNION, S.C., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman convicted of murdering her two sons says she wants a hearing to overturn her life sentence.

Detroit couple build Obama lawn signs

DETROIT, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Detroit couple has spent about $1,500 of their own money to make lawn signs for their neighbors supporting Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Study: Disaster preparedness lacking

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. local and federal governments are not fully prepared to respond to natural and man-made disasters, a study found.

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Fox, Cho among Blackburn Prize finalists

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. playwrights Amy Fox and Julia Cho are two of the 12 finalists vying to win this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for theater's top female dramatist.

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Susan Smith
Susan Smith Ellis (CEO of (Red)) arrives for the premiere of "The Lazarus Effect" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on May 4, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith (born September 26, 1971) is an American woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her children. Born in Union, South Carolina, and a former student of the University of South Carolina Union, she was convicted on July 22, 1995 of murdering her two sons, 3-year-old Michael Daniel Smith, born October 10, 1991, and 14-month-old Alexander Tyler Smith, born August 5, 1993. The case gained worldwide attention shortly after it developed, due to Smith claiming that a black man stole her car and kidnapped her sons. Smith later claimed that she suffered from mental health issues that impaired her judgment.

According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections, Smith will be eligible for parole on November 4, 2024, after serving a minimum of thirty years. She is currently incarcerated at South Carolina's Leath Correctional Institution, near Greenwood.

Smith initially reported to police, on October 25, 1994, that she had been carjacked by a black man who drove away with her sons still in the car. Smith made tearfull pleas on television for the rescue and return of her children. A Usenet chain letter circulated in the following days, asking Internet users to be on the lookout for the vehicle. However, nine days later, following an intensive, heavily publicized investigation and a nationwide search, Smith eventually confessed to letting her 1990 Mazda Protegé roll into nearby John D. Long Lake, drowning her children inside. (34°46′26″N 81°30′52″W / 34.77389°N 81.51444°W / 34.77389; -81.51444)

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