Steven Smith, Ohio Man Who Sexually Assaulted 6-Month-Old Baby Girl To Death, Seeks Mercy
From The Huffington Post:
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 planned to tell the Ohio Parole Board on Tuesday. And Ohio law is clear, they say: a death sentence requires an intent to kill the victim.
I’m actually opposed to the death penalty, but for this guy, I’d make an exception. Hell, I’d volunteer to throw the switch myself.