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Ohio Man Rapes Baby to Death, Not Tried For Rape, Unlikely To Receive Penalty


Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, corruption, crime, ethics, police, rights, sadness, violence )

Carol
- 484 days ago - mrconservative.com
Babies are so completely helpless. The only things that they can do are to smile and laugh to win our hearts, and to cry to get our attention. Normal people reach out to these helpless beings with love and care. Monstrous, evil people rape them.



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Carol Dreeszen (364)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:06 pm
Babies are so completely helpless. The only things that they can do are to smile and laugh to win our hearts, and to cry to get our attention. Normal people reach out to these helpless beings with love and care. Monstrous, evil people rape them. That’s what 46-year-old Ohio death row inmate Steven Smith did – he intentionally raped his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter only to be (so he claims) surprised that he ended up killing the tiny baby.

Smith, who is try to get his death penalty commuted, claims that he got blind drunk and intended only to get sexual pleasure by assaulting 6-month old Autumn Carter. According to him, he was too drunk to realize that his acts would kill an infant. He makes this argument now because, under Ohio law, the death penalty can be imposed only if the convicted murderer intended to kill his victim. Smith essentially says he was too drunk even to form an intent.

oseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, who are Smith’s attorneys and who have the legal, and distasteful, obligation to give Smith the best defense possible, assert that “The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident.” Even as they acknowledge how “shocking” the crime was, the attorneys argue that “Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine debts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.”

As it happens, Smith wasn’t actually tried for rape, but only for murder. The fact that the murder occurred in the course of a rape, however, is a factor in making the defendant eligible for capital punishment. The prosecutors say that his eleventh-hour effort to save his life by claiming drunkenness is just another despicable tactic on Smith’s part. According to them, poor Autumn’s injuries were consistent with murder, as well as rape. The prosecutors argue that Smith, a known drunk, assaulted Autumn in revenge against his girlfriend, who had refused to have sex with him the night before.

We here at Mr. Conservative find it inconceivable that such a loathsome, monstrous human being wants to continue to cling to life and strongly oppose any change to the death penalty currently hanging over him. What do you think? And how do you think that our culture affects the way evil people make decisions about babies? Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood walks into every school and appears before legislatures advocating “post-birth abortion.” Are we raising up generations of psychopaths?
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:21 pm
OMG, that makes me want to burst into tears. HORRIFIC! He should lose his wanker first, then his life.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:23 pm
How sick.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:29 pm
SCUM
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:58 am
While Smith wasn't technically tried for rape, but the rape was used as a reason for sentencing him to death. Smith has been on death row since 1999 and is scheduled to be executed May 1, 2013. As for him "Unlikely To Receive Penalty", Smith's argument that he was too drunk to have the "intent" to murder and thus shouldn't have been sentenced to death, has already been used during a 2010 appeal and was rejected by the courts. Even if he does get a reprieve from the death penalty, he will still be facing life in prison. I would also note, that while the crime was horrific and deserves the harshest punishment possible, many believe that the death penalty should be abolished.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:50 am
This man is sick!! Chances are if he ever did get life in prison..it would not last very long!
 

Nancy M. (201)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:04 pm
Roseann, I agree and wish I could cry my eyes out. Unfortunately, I have been hearing these stories in my nieces family for ten years now No more tears. And since the father didn't commit any murders, he is still free. At least my niece had enough sense to divorce him.

Smith, on the other hand, is in jail- where he belongs. I don't care how he got there as long as he never gets out.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:57 pm
If that were my child , I would do a mafiaoso on him, I would send myself to hell and kill him , cut off his d____, stick it in his mouth and sew his mouth shut. Then I would post his picture anywhere I could to show what could happen to people that rape. Thanks Carol
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:03 am
Cut his dick off and shove it down his throat
 

Vivien Green (150)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:48 am
Noted with revulsion, how dare they not try him for both rape and murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Sherry H. (64)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:24 am
I don't care if he was so drunk....BS! This guy should be executed. As a matter of fact, people like him, the victim dies or not, should have done to him what some say here, and then killed. This is one of those cut and dry, no question, cases, with malice, sick SOB scums of the earth, and he would die, straight up. He would die, if the baby hadn't died. Dead SOB!
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:32 am
Thanks everyone! I don't think I have heard anything so sick as this in awhile that happened here in the US....it just makes one sick to their stomach!!
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Monday June 10, 2013, 11:55 am
This is so cruel and horrific that it can't be comprehended that anybody is so mentally drained!!!
How on earth can he not be punished for this? Babies have human rights! There are something horrible wrong here!!! Thanks Carol
 
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