Do You Remember Susan Smith?
In Union, South Carolina, on October 25, 1994, a 23-year-old mother of two reports her car stolen. She reported to the police that a black man had carjacked her car with her two sons inside.
For nine days, Smith played the role of desperate mother to the media by pleading for the return of her two son, Michael age 3 and Alexander age 14 months. However, on November 3, 1994, Smith confessed to the police and admitted that she she buckled her sons up in the car and let the car roll into John D. Long Lake, in Union, South Carolina, drowning her two son.
Allegedly, Smith’s motivation for killing her two sons was believed to be because she was involved with a wealthy man, Tom Findlay, who broke off their relationship. Apparently, Findlay told Smith that he didn’t want kids.
Smith was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after serving thirty years. She is currently incarcerated at Leath Correctional Institution in Greenwood, South Carolina. Before her incarceration at Leath she was incarcerated at Camille Griffin Graham Correction Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. During her incarceration at Camille two correction officers, Lieutenant Houston Cagle and Captain Alfred R. Rowe Jr., were charged and fired for having sex with Smith.
I have discussed Susan Smith’s story with a few people and every single one of them has informed me that if they ever see Susan Smith they would kill her. Whenever I hear someone talk about murdering I question their morals and sanity. Some people seem to think that so long as you only kill someone who has committed a horrible crime such as murder then it doesn’t make them a murderer. They seem to think it makes them a hero. No it does’t it makes them a murderer! If you set out to murder someone no matter how you justify it then you are making yourself a murderer just like the person you set out to murder.
Ever seen that television show Dexter? It’s basically about a psychopath who thinks just as long as he kills other psychopaths he‘s doing the world a favor. But the reason he’s killing at all is because he likes killing. He’s a psychopath. He’s a sociopath. He’s a murder. He’s just like the people he kills.
As for Susan Smith, yes she committed a horrible crime and she has to live with herself and what she done. She’s serving a life sentence. She has to live and remember what she did. That’s not a happy thought. She’s being punished, I’m sure.