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Ohio Man Who Raped Baby To Death Seeks Clemency

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An Ohio man who raped a six-month-old baby girl, killing her inadvertently during the horrifying sexual assault, is hoping for clemency in a hearing before his scheduled execution in May.

Death row inmate Steven Smith, 48, admits that he intended to sexually assault infant Autumn Carter in 1998, he did not set out to kill the Mansfield, Ohio baby during the course of the attack. However, the injuries Carter sustained in part because Smith was too intoxicated to notice the rape was killing the little girl were grave, and she did not survive.

Now lawyers for Smith argue that while the fatal sexual assault upon Carter was intentional, her death was not — and Ohio’s death penalty law is clear in intent to kill being a necessary precipitate. It was speculated that Smith raped the baby as revenge against her mother, Kaysha Frye, whom he’d been dating for six months and after she allegedly rebuffed his advances.

Today, Steven Smith’s lawyers presented a final objection to the inmate’s scheduled execution, arguing that while the crime is admittedly horrific, it was not a capital offense. Lawyers Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming wrote to the Ohio Parole Board:

“The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident … Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.”

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Smith was never officially charged with rape, complicating the case’s outcome. Doug Berman is an Ohio State University professor of law and expert on the death penalty, and he says that Smith’s lawyers have an obligation to make the case that the death of Carter was not intentional in the course of the baby’s rape:

“But if the lawyers for this defendant can legitimately assert that the evidence doesn’t show or support that this was an intentional killing, not only is it appropriate to bring this up at clemency, I think they’re obliged, representing their client appropriately, to stress this point.”

Steven Smith is scheduled to be put to death on May 1.

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567 Responses to “Ohio Man Who Raped Baby To Death Seeks Clemency”

  1. Heather Johnson

    This monster deserves to suffer the same fate as his victim.

  2. Janet Khozozian Shemligan

    No clemency – death to child rapists.

  3. Lelja Maria Hocevar

    No mercy for this moster! Let him pay for his horrific crime.

  4. April Sue VanStee-VanDonkelaar

    I find it very hard to believe a grown man didn't know that raping a six month old baby girl wouldn't kill her. Please!
    This guy should fry! No mercy here!

  5. Lori Sioleski

    torture, then kill him, just like he did to that poor defenseless baby.

  6. Barbara Schuima

    I am against the death penalty but I would definitely make a exception in this monsters case! Lethal injection is too kind for this pig! His sentence was death…..DO IT!

  7. Sharon Cossin Powell

    please he didn't know having sex with a six month old would not kill it bull shit.

  8. Beverly S Burris

    He should die but not a quick painless death-he should be tortured until he dies. Intent to kill or not-this is a HEINOUS crime and someone this sick and twisted needs to be taken out of this world.

  9. Michelle Francis

    I Think he should be sentenced to life in prison, without parole and tossed into general population…..then he can live that over and over again…. death is to easy a way out for this man…

  10. Christine Princess Holloway

    Are you seriously kidding me ???? What is the question again???

  11. Lara Hill

    he raped and killed a baby. he was too intoxicated to 'notice' he was killing her. fry him.

  12. Todd Folstad

    Put him in a deep dark cell with group of Man Rapists and let them have him for a year or so – then put what's left of him in a box on public display!

  13. Alli DespisesLies Fitzgerald

    Capital or not, fuck that sick fuck in the ass with an electric probe until he fucking dies.

    Just imagine what that INFANT felt dying in such a horrific way! Fuck that sick fuck!

  14. Alli DespisesLies Fitzgerald

    Capital or not, fuck that sick fuck in the ass with an electric probe until he fucking dies.

    Just imagine what that INFANT felt dying in such a horrific way! Fuck that sick fuck!

  15. April Sue VanStee-VanDonkelaar

    If this man hasn't earned the death penalty I don't know who could….

  16. Rose Blankenship

    No, DO NOT KILL HIM……..unless, you kill him the way he killed that innocent beautiful baby……….Let as man inmates rape until he is dead…………….other than that, let him rot in prison for the rest of his life, in general population and let him be raped over and over again…………..until he is dead. May he suffer unmercifully even in death.

  17. Rose Blankenship

    No, DO NOT KILL HIM……..unless, you kill him the way he killed that innocent beautiful baby……….Let as man inmates rape until he is dead…………….other than that, let him rot in prison for the rest of his life, in general population and let him be raped over and over again…………..until he is dead. May he suffer unmercifully even in death.

  18. Shikamirikuta Rachel Maxwell Rinkanameitata

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm too drunk to realize he was having sex with a baby? Sounds like he's trying to pull wool over the courts eyes. He killed that baby having sex…I think he should get the same punishment. Do unto him as he has to others.

  19. Hank Lukas

    He should die just for raping a baby. She's dead because of this bastard. The baby was only six months old, she couldn't even defend herself. What an animal.

  20. Candace Jones

    How about if he gets anally raped until he dies? That would be fair don't you think?

  21. Melissa N Demaree

    He should not get clemency, he doesn't deserve mercy. He did what he did killing an innocent baby girl. So no clemency.

  22. Zora Alexander

    What the hell did he think was going to happen when he violently raped a innocent baby. personally I would cut off his balls and feed them to him then slowly and painfully kill his monstrous ass.

  23. Jennifer Velazquez

    Any body who does something of a horrific nature like that deserves to die! Capital punishment or by my bare hands (if it was my child!) Literally in a loss for words!

  24. John Clay Smith

    wonder why there is not a picture of this bastard.

  25. Terry Guiles

    He raped a 6 month old in 1998? Why was he allowed to live for the last 15 years? He shouldn't have lived to see 1999! Put this vermin to death, slowly and painfully!

  26. Melissa Candler

    Ok so I had a dream last night that a man took my baby away from me and threatened to let his friends molest her. Even tho it was a dream I could not imagine a man hurting my child and if that were to happen I would kill the son of a bitch. This man took it upon himself to hurt an innocent child and that poor defenseless child died at the hands of his horrible assault and I do believe that there is only one God but I do think in a case like this that man should be put to death no exceptions. And he hasn't even been charged with rape or murder yet? Are u kidding me? Regardless of whether the death was intentional or not he did kill her bc he was raping her. DEATH BY EXECUTION 100%. He should feel the pain like helpless child felt.

  27. Melanie White Eley

    He should be raped with a tree limb until dead..that seems fair.

  28. Melinda Sizemore

    KILL this SOB and even that is to good for him I hope he was raped by other inmates no wait he would probably enjoy it so I hope they all ignored his sorry ass except for beating the living shit out of him. Absolutely NO CLEMENCY for this bastard!

  29. Melinda Sizemore

    KILL this SOB and even that is to good for him I hope he was raped by other inmates no wait he would probably enjoy it so I hope they all ignored his sorry ass except for beating the living shit out of him. Absolutely NO CLEMENCY for this bastard!

  30. Pam Lemen Clark

    Put this guy in prison, in the general population and he will get just exactly what he gave this innocent baby girl – inmates don't take kindly to child abusers/molesters.

  31. Heather Carlene Jones

    this just shows how messed up our justice system is… why even call it a justice system? more like- if you commit a crime the right way, you get less punishment for something just as gruesome all because of this technicallity or that one. things need to change people. this makes me sick and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.

  32. Lacey Dunn

    He raped a baby. Not even a child but a BABY! And he admitted the rape was revenge for a lady not giving him sex so rather he meant to kill her or not he intended harm which led to death so yes he deserves the death penalty. Obviously he is a fucked up person but hell you know what realease him to the general population in the prison the inmates will handle his punishment accordingly if our law system doesn't want to.

  33. Kristin Peter

    Now wait, right now this fucktard is on death row, in his own cell out of GP. I say give him clemency and send him to the wolves, it's called jailhouse justice. He will get beat to death, better than a nice comfy needle in the arm.
    Jeffery Dahmer didn't last long in the joint, he was beaten by a lifer. Dude slammed his head on a sink and beat the life out if him. I say suffer you son of a bitch.

  34. Jeannean Riera

    Screw him. Lethal injection is too good for this monster. Bring back the electric chair for him – after putting him in general population for a couple of weeks. No sympathy for him. What did he think would happen to a little baby after he savaged her? Oh that's right, blame it on the alcohol.

  35. Patti D'Ambrosca Ward

    Evil exists in this world. It's time people stopped denying it.

  36. Jennifer Brooks

    He should be in jail among the general public and that will clear the red tape.

  37. Tim Gutierrez

    Any sane person would understand the amount of pain and stress rape would cause another, including a baby. Baby's are very fragile, what the hell did he think the outcome would be? This sick individual which I don't see as being human deserves nothing but death!!

  38. Gayla Smith

    Who can justify clemency as a proper outcome for the rape and death of a 6 month old child and live happily knowing that one served "proper" justice to someone whom was drunk and took someone elses life. Who's to say that he will never do it again?? How could one think that it would be ok to rape a 6 month old and not consider the results of it possibly killing that child!! This whole "clemency consideration" is bullshit and they cannot justify that!!

  39. Susan Benson Dalrymple

    He should have to suffer like that precious baby girl! I hope u rot in hell .. You son of a bitch!

  40. Kassandra Sealy

    keep him alive. The death penalty would be a savior compared to what prison mates will want to do w him.

  41. Monica Glaser

    This monster doesn't deserve to breathe the same air we breathe! That little girl had her whole life ahead of her and to just imagine the fear and pain that this precious sweet baby felt before death, just makes me sick inside.

  42. Dodi Olsen

    who the hell left their baby in the care of this monster? kill the bastard jack it off not rape a baby!

  43. Emmy Guckert

    The bastard deserves to die the way his victim did!!!!
    Personally child molesters should be put to death whether they kill their victims or not.
    This pig should shut up and take his sentence…….

  44. Misty Coombs

    Any sick person wanting to harm an infant/child should suffer the worst fate allowed. He intended to rape this baby, so he INTENDED to cause harm to a helpless baby. I hope that until your last breath this weighs heavily on you.
    RIP Autumn

  45. Jessica Martirano

    How could they say that he did not intend to kill that poor child? Seriously , what did he think would happen? At only six months old he probably tore her insides apart ! SICK BASTARD…Dont kill him , put him in gen. pop…

  46. Tammy Payne Prater

    I don't care if he intended to kill that baby or not, the fact is…a baby died because a monster wanted revenge. He had no concern of the ramifications…what happened to that little baby or apparently himself because he did it anyway, knowing it would hurt her n possibly kill her! Damn people, use some common sense, he was a grown man putting his penis in a BABY. Who in the world would think that that was ok or that she wouldn't b injured?

  47. Samantha Morrow

    ppl are so sick!! come on mofo ur 48 raping a 6 month old baby… i mean really?? " u didnt intend on killing her"… ur a grown ass man, what did u think it was gonna do???? ugh… so disgusted!!!

  48. Jennifer Wendell

    If they dont kill this animal there is something wrong with them .if they let him off they wont get any poi nts for saving his ass but they will give him a warm welcome in the prison any way .say what you will but most inmatezs hate child molesters any way and a six month old baby should never be used in a revenge thing avainst a woman that you have a disagreement with .they will show him what this poor baby went through send him in with a large supply of KY he will need it and it serves him right .

  49. Bluee Kanga Numbatbee

    He may not have committed a capital offense? Letalone rape is a crime in itself but raping a defensless innoocent baby is down right repulsive. May justice be served.

  50. Tonia Gordon- Ellis

    People who drive drunk do not intend to kill others and yet when they do they are charged with man slaughter. So why should someone who intentionally rapped a 6 MONTH old receive clemency, because he did not mean to kill her. If he is granted clemency then I can totally understand why the world is the way it is.

  51. Tammy Payne Prater

    Slow, agonizing death, the same way she died!

  52. Christopher Valentine

    How can you argue that an admittedly intoxicated man didn't intend to kill his rape victim? He was intoxicated, and raping an infant. His intent is of little concern to me…execute him. Although, why a man who will be brutally raped himself for the rest of his days for the crime he has committed, would WANT to stay alive is a mystery.

  53. Donald William Iannotti

    I am shocked that his attorney would even try to overturn his sentence. He should be put down like the beast he is.

  54. Jeannean Riera

    What's sad is that he'll probably win his appeal. What a messed up justice system. A lot of times it favors the criminal over the victim. It's not like there is a chance they have the wrong man. He admitted doing it!!!

  55. Shanon Lynn Martinez

    SO HORRIFYING AND DISTURBING ON SO MANY LEVELS, I AM DISGUSTED!

  56. Shanon Lynn Martinez

    SO HORRIFYING AND DISTURBING ON SO MANY LEVELS, I AM DISGUSTED!

  57. Bob Heilmann

    An eye for an eye. I'm sorry but all you human rights activists have to stop being so sensitive towards murderers and rapists saying that they "don't deserve to die". Well you know what? This poor little child didn't deserve to be raped and murdered, how about you focus on who the actual victim is. No human being deserves to live for committing such a horrendous crime such as this. You take a life, then you're going to give your own. Period. I'm not having my tax dollars wasted on sick criminals who are a danger to society.

  58. Bennie Flores

    He should be put to death! What a poor excuse of a human being! I hope he's suffering in prison & that he suffers extremely when he's out to death!!

  59. Allison Gagliano

    Rape him to death! Throw his ass to the lions!

  60. Beth Marker

    Kill him..he does not deserve to live..I would pull the button to do it..sick bastard!

  61. Brad Mullins

    It seem like everyday I read something sicker than before but this just may be the sickest thing that I have ever heard of. What will be more sick is to learn that this guy is allowed life. Death to the judge that gives clemency.

  62. Amanda Hays

    instead of lethal injection he deserves to be raped to death and then afterwards burn in hell the piece of shit!

  63. Lynn Wikane

    Wow I can't believe they are trying to get this scumbag from getting the death penalty, I hope you sleep well at night a$$hole, WTF did you think was going to happen when a grown sick POS rapes a baby! A baby! THIS MAN DESERVES WHATEVER HE HAS COMING TO HIM and it still wouldn't be good enough! You P.O.S. I pray death for you and first thing that needs to be done with you is to CUT OFF YOUR MANHOOD everything would be gone!

  64. Delmy Gonzalez León

    Sick bastard! He deserves to die! But in a painfully matter! Mercy? Please?? Ask God for mercy! How about the baby girl? Did he have any mercy on her?? Kill him slowly!

  65. Bonnie Vines Powell

    That is one human (I'm not even sure this monster IS human) should pay with his life. Death by drugs isn't even enough…they should hang him in the public square. Evil manifested this way deserves the worst death possible. I'm not sure that his attorneys OR Doug Berman deserve to live either if they really believe he should get clemency! Public outrage should insist that he die.

  66. Barbara Vittitow

    We should not have to argue this point ,, he raped and killed a baby for god sakes ,, he does not deserve to live at all !! When is killing children going to be against the law ???

  67. Barbara Vittitow

    We should not have to argue this point ,, he raped and killed a baby for god sakes ,, he does not deserve to live at all !! When is killing children going to be against the law ???

  68. Jenny Garnsey

    I don't know what to say… The commandment is that "thou shalt not kill" but I have a feeling God would not object to putting this man to death. It makes me sick just to read this.

  69. Corey Kitty Wilhelm

    can u say things that blow your mind? I just don't have words for this sick twisted perverted fuck, other than what he did is henious and reprehensible…i can only hope there is a special place in hell for him, and he delivered there in the most painful, long and tortuous manner possible, not a peaceful sleep to slide into to die…to me there is not enough punishment for him prior to his death, but of course we have to uphold his civil rights…well, where were the rights of his innocent victim? I say let him ride the lightning in as slow a manner as possible…i can only hope the switch would b faulty and he is brought to the brink of death repeatedly until his flesh fries!

  70. Lelja Maria Hocevar

    Six months old baby!!! He should be slowly tortured to death.

  71. Barb Ferrenti Andrews

    He should be put in general populatio as soon as everyone knows why he's there and then if the inmaytes don't kill him while raping him he sould be put to death.

  72. Sue Smith

    even if she had survived this he still deserves to be put to death.. maybe the governor should give him clemency and then put him in general population in prison the inmates will be the judge the jury and the hangman.

  73. Gwen Broussard Miller

    I don't see why he was in jail for this long, he should have been killed when it happened, i don't see how anybody can defend him, kill the bastard, it doesn't matter if he didn't mean to kill her he still raped her.

  74. Mida Mcmullen

    This was a baby 6 months old she could not fight her attacker or defend herself.Now the monster that did this want to not die for what he did.The death pental is the easy way out for him .Not like the pain this small baby went thru.The monster should die and not waste our money to keep him lock up,done wasted enough money on him.My heart goes out to the mother and family of this small angel we lost to an,evil monster.

  75. Jennifer Hunter

    The SOB should be put into GP until May first and if he is still alive then give him due injection….

  76. Eleanor Keogh

    omg that is shocking,, poor baby.. he should be put to death..

  77. Tina Burch-Slone

    DEATH! ONLY NOT BY INJECTION THAT WOULD BE TOO PEACEFUL FOR THIS MONSTER! HE NEEDS A BASEBALL BAT UP HIS ASS UNLUBED!

  78. Sandra Brown Ryan

    This Criminal is the reason why we still need the DEATH PENALTY! If it were up to me…..he would die every day for eternity. No Excuse to do this to a child especially!

  79. Leslie Austin Tinsley Smith

    No clemency! A rape of a baby and a death outcome is given. What did you think would happen after the rape.. walk away like nothing happened? If no death sentence then put him in general populace of prision with big bubba so he will wish he was dead a nightmare over and over again..

  80. Kayla Marie Cole

    Rape him, skin him, and then burn him while he is still alive! People like him deserve the WORST most PAINFUL things to happen! Sick FREAK!

  81. Jose Sellman

    If we could find a stud horse named Clemency,, I would be open to the option for him the receive Clemency. Dry, hard, and deep.

  82. Heather Davis

    Exactly… where is the sensitivity and sympathy for the 6 month old baby girl whose last breaths were excruciating? Where is the sympathy for the mother who had to not only lose her baby but to lose her baby in such a manner? Not to mention every year this piece of sh** was allowed to live cost more than it would cost to help law abiding citizens! I say let him die and I hope it is a horrific death for him….

  83. Felicia CallmeLisa Metcalf-Mundle

    NOBODY is that dam drunk! If he had the presence of mind to realize that he was doing that to the baby because the mother wouldn't have sex with him, then HE KNEW WHAT THE HELL HE WAS DOING. He must be crazy and so are his damn lawyers. I would not represent this piece of trash. He deserves to suffer the same way that poor, DEFENSELESS baby did. What a waste…..

  84. MaryAnne Ferrell Lackie

    He's making excuses. He may have been drunk but he knew that raping a 6 month old baby would kill her. He should be thrown in general population so he can suffer the same fate as his poor defenseless victim.

  85. Frank Martirano

    I would so be in jail for raping him with a concrete dildo tipped jackhammer. They really do need to cleanse the human race of shit like him. But no, we will waste resources on this filth! This country needs to wake the fuck up!

  86. Tammy Baxter-Nair

    for the simple fact that the words rape and baby are in the same sentence he should be put to a long a painful death….long and painful.

  87. Demetra Artis Washington

    First of all rather he set out to kill the baby or not the point is… that was a infant and what you made up in your mind to do to that child was a crime in it's self and should have told you that there was a chance that you would cause death to that child because you are a grown ass man messing with something so young that has never been touched or should have been touched in such a manner….There is no excuse for this except pure evil….You sent that poor baby body into shock and you had no mercy only revenge and for that you should not have your sentence commuted….Step up and take what is yours sir because your horrific actions deserves so and there should be no mercy because you gave no mercy.

  88. Brandie Hirst

    why is this even a question? he raped her and was drunk.just the fact he did what he did to a baby should warrant death. NO CLEMENCY! HELL NO!

  89. Mary Bullock

    just as soon as you touched that babe you signed your own death warrent hope you rot in hell where you belong.

  90. Debbie Fortin Miranda

    I agree that this monster should suffer for what he has done! That poor baby did nothing to deserve that! What I would like to know, is, in the story, it states that they believe he did this to the baby to get back at the babies mom who he had been dating, and she didn't want anything to do with him anymore….um, if this is true, how the hell did he get to that baby without her knowledge? Am I missing something? Castrate the "prick"!

  91. Shelly Lee

    Piece. Of dog crap shouldn't. Be allowed to breath same air as. Children. Kill his ass

  92. Donna Miller

    This man should have the same happen to him before he is executed. His death should be as painful as this poor baby's was. No person should ever have any inclination that he may have his life given back to him per say. He can rot in hell along with all the other pediphiles (sp)

  93. Carmen Hardy

    Are you freakin' Kidding me? If guys who did nothing but drive the getaway car after a bank robbery in which someone was killed can get charged with murder, there's no way this monster should get clemency. Good grief!

  94. Alma Roderick Maceiko

    no words….just the death sentence too easy. Let him stay with inmates.

  95. Jodi Sanchez Gunter

    He is a monster and an eye for an eye. Death would be too easy for him!

  96. Shane Perry

    I don't believe in killing anyone, jail will not be pleasant…but the responses to kill him don't surprise me. Violence is the only thing our society knows and it doesn't really want to stop it's use of violence either……I'm reading about a monster in this article, and then when I read the comments other monsters who while maybe they aren't killing an innocent child they still want someone to die….to me I can't ever want someone to die.

  97. Gina Kay

    Yes, he deserves the death penalty. He actually deserves much worse, because if the baby had survived she would have been traumatized for life. Put him into general population in prison until the day of his death, hopefully he'll get part of what he deserves.

  98. Lori Carlson

    Under Sharia Law the baby would receive 100 lashes for having sex before marriage. Also under Sharia Law he could have just married her first.

  99. Joann Perez

    Nasty, sick man deserves none other than the fate he dealt that precious little girl intended death or not he hurt that child..DEATH penalty!

  100. Janice Weaver Richison

    They should have hung him by his genitals until he died. They think he did it because he was pissed at her mother. And that's an excuse for committing such a disgusting and immoral crime. They said he didn't intentionally set out to kill her. Well, anyone in their right mind should know that a grown man raping an infant will probably kill her. And anyone who would argue against his guilt is just as big a piece of crap as he is.

  101. Ron Fisher

    People on death row are usually given individual cells and don't get out much.

  102. Jaree Willis

    there is no excuse! this so called "man" should not have the right to breath. It brakes my heart to think we might have a Law thet will prevent this man from his punishment! he's getting off luckey with the death pen. quit trying to save this monster! if it was one of their own childeren I bet they'd walk him to the death chamber them selfes.

  103. Linda Roberts Harrison

    how can a grown man NOT KNOW that to rape a 6 month old would cause her to DIE! bull$it….let him FRY.

  104. Shailee Deweese

    there is a special place in hell for these kind of people, that is if he even has a soul to send there….

  105. Michele Perry

    No way! How can he NOT be responsible? Fry this son of a bitch! NOT lethal injection. Make him FEEL pain before he dies! How do you think that innocent little baby felt? This is the problem with the legal system. People can do what they please to others, yet these assholes get coddled. And, when they DO get the death penalty, they are on death row for years! The sick bastard ADMITTED the crime! There is NO doubt at all he did it! Kill him!

  106. Dianne Poisso

    Where is Ms Bobbit!!!!!!!This sorry piece of S… needs to be hurt, very BAD, and very often, Like all day every day until it kills him. Death penality is to easy.

  107. Katie Plese

    Another case that sadly illustrates that rape is still being viewed primarily as an "act of sex" rather than the reality that it is an "act of violence". This man killed a 6 month old baby girl in an intentional *act of violence*. Should be pretty clear. The court system needs to start realizing rape is an intentional act of violence; it is the act of violence these guys are after.

  108. Puente Theo

    let me be with him 30 min………i will "talk" to him.

  109. Rose Rankin

    oh hell no he killed an inocent child whether intentional or not. If he wanted revenge against the mother he should have found something else besides a baby. Intoxication is not an excuse. If they let this go through I have no respect for the judicial system any longer. He is a monster to even think of even raping a baby.

  110. Emma Woods

    He deserves to be hung by his balls til they fall offf this Is sickening it is wayyy too horrible for any parent to go through this coming from a person who lost their own child to a rapist and murderer as I do. I am horrified this is even a 7factor, the fact is he murdered a 6 month old infant while raoing her which makes it intentional cause he meant to rape her and he should have known a child that small what the outcomes could be. Therefore in ky opinion it was intentional kill his ass and make him suffer I would almost kill him and bring him back over and over omg im so mad about this crap

  111. Shannon Keeton Royce

    If this monster gets clemency I will pack up my family and move to another COUNTRY I swear. The little girl never had a real chance at a normal life from the moment that bastard touched her. Even if she had survived her life was ruined. There are things a soul cannot get over, RAPE is one of them. I think anyone who sexually assaults a child should be instantly put to death.

  112. Erin Saucida

    Shit.. in 1998. He lived to long as it is. put the fucker to death no excuse for a monster like that. wasting our money anyways

  113. Amy Templeman Douglas

    Death during the commission of any felony is Capital Murder! At least it is in Missouri! Because the little girls death was the result of a felony, there is N WAY that he didn't intend it! He intended to commit the Rape and as a result the death! NO CLEMENCY!

  114. Kriss Gross

    The Bastard should have been dead already. What's the hold up? He has been sitting on death row for 15 years, getting 3 hots and a cot. I don't care if he was drunk, out of his mind or the baby's Momma kicked him in the balls, he NEVER should have assaulted that child. All death row did was keep him isolated so that the general population didn't do to him what should have already been done. Appeals? Seriously? You should have 1 year from the date of your sentencing to appeal your case. Yes I understand that we didn't have all the fancy DNA and CSI tools that we have today, in 1998; however, it has been 15 YEARS! Be done with it!

  115. Brian T. Currier

    I personally don't give a damn whether he meant to kill her or not. This is not somebody who is needed in society and it would be no loss at all to execute him.

  116. Terri Carothers

    Put him in a cell with a couple cons named bubba and let them take turns on him and then when they are done bring in a few more. Give the Ass Hole a good working out.

  117. Janet Henry

    A baby why his he still alive he should've been dead a long time ago that freaking jerk he need to die a slow death!!! Bb

  118. Tony Moore

    And they shouldn't be on death row for 30 freakin years! You plead guilty sir? Yes? You die at midnight tonight!

  119. Brittany Justine Ramsden

    This disgust me! He needs to die a long painful death just like that baby did! He should have gotten beat to death in prison! This is ridiculous.. Poor baby r.i.p & as for u smith ROT IN HELL

  120. Celeste A. Nieves

    you've got to be kidding – so this beast didn't know he was KILLING a six months old baby and now wants clemency? That man should be executed. No more, no less. Stop the bullshit and send a message out to other abusers that this will be their fate.

  121. Robin Brownell

    Intent or not drunk or not, this man committed a heinous and unimaginable crime to a defenseless and totally innocent baby and should be put to death. Save the tax payers money and the world from a monster like this. If the court allows this and he wins he might be able to walk the streets again. No one *NO ONE*who does a thing like this needs to live.

  122. Robin Brownell

    Intent or not drunk or not, this man committed a heinous and unimaginable crime to a defenseless and totally innocent baby and should be put to death. Save the tax payers money and the world from a monster like this. If the court allows this and he wins he might be able to walk the streets again. No one *NO ONE*who does a thing like this needs to live.

  123. Christine Bilkey

    this happened in '98… the SOB has already lived 15 yrs longer than he deserved to!!

  124. Elizabeth Berens

    You know what if he does get clemency (not wanting him to) he should have to undergo all the testing that animals do for new products and medications maybe then and only then can he truly suffer while he slowly dies instead of getting a simple injection and drifting off to a painless sleep. And after he's dead can we feed him to some wild animal or something just for good measure?

  125. GlendaKeeton Ray

    They should cut his you-know-what off and let him lay in a big hole in the ground to die off, bleeding to death….sick bas$#@%

  126. Mary Lemens

    If you could kill him like he killed her I would vote for that too. I cant believe that the prison population didn't take care of him…

  127. Rachel Maxwell

    why should he go out easy and painless when they baby died in pain?

  128. Nina Greenlief

    Agreed Beverly. I see you are pro life I have a page ProLifePROmise here on FB

  129. Teresa Sigler

    Why didn't they charge him with 1st degree rape, assault, committing a felony that led to death. He deserves the death penalty. That innocent baby. How the mother has not shot and killed him is beyond me. He is playing the victim, I planned to rape the heck out of the baby, but I was tooooooo drunk to realize it was killing her! Poor me, just give me CLEMENCY! Absolutely NOT! Jesus said, If anyone who offends the least of these, it is better to place a millstone upon your chest and throw yourself into the deepest part of the sea than face Me!

  130. Carol Hawley Baker

    1: If the guy was intoxicated, it shouldn't have to be an intentional killing for it to be a capital offense.
    2: What kind of psycho rapes a 6-month old baby, intoxicated or not?
    3: Anyone who commits a crime such as this that, in it's course, results in the death of the victim, should be subject to the death penalty. It's about time someone on death row actually died.
    4: What would happen if lawyers refused to defend people like this guy? I mean, if it's obvious and apparent (and the person admits to his/her crime), why should a lawyer, even a public defender, have to defend them? I get the American justice system is supposed to be all "fair and balanced" but let's face it. Is it really?

  131. Carol Hawley Baker

    1: If the guy was intoxicated, it shouldn't have to be an intentional killing for it to be a capital offense.
    2: What kind of psycho rapes a 6-month old baby, intoxicated or not?
    3: Anyone who commits a crime such as this that, in it's course, results in the death of the victim, should be subject to the death penalty. It's about time someone on death row actually died.
    4: What would happen if lawyers refused to defend people like this guy? I mean, if it's obvious and apparent (and the person admits to his/her crime), why should a lawyer, even a public defender, have to defend them? I get the American justice system is supposed to be all "fair and balanced" but let's face it. Is it really?

  132. Kimberley Fowler

    Why was this man never officially charged with rape? Was it cuz his victim was a helpless defenseless baby who could not speak for herself and died from her injuries? This man deserves even worse than the death penalty! He should get raped and beat and suffer like that poor baby did!

  133. Kelly Mardis Lesniak

    Really? He was to drunk to know that he was killing this baby? Are you freaking kidding me? There had to of been blood and guts frankly! I'm a nurse let me tell you it was by far a massacre !! He most definitely knew he was killing her!! And now HE should die.

  134. Steven Johnson

    Kill that fucking bastard and may he rot and be sodomised in hell forever

  135. Michelle Heath-Myrick

    oh hell no! and make it painful as I am sure it was for that poor defenseless child!

  136. Andrew Tristan

    This guy has to be the world's most stupid person for "not realizing" he was doing extensive damage to the poor child…. justice will be served to the full extent. R.i.p baby girl.

  137. Charmane Gonzalez

    What kind of attorney goes to sleep peacefully each night after defending a monster like this?

  138. Vicky Themeachers Gaunt

    Oh my fucking god !!!!! This is discusting, he should be killed in the way that poor little girl did. Weather he ment to kill her or not is not the point. All rapists should be put to death !!!!!

  139. Adria Fitch Offenberger

    Sickening all the way around. If I'm not mistaken, as an attorney, didn't Obama fight to pass Sharia law in an African country?

  140. Adria Fitch Offenberger

    Sickening all the way around. If I'm not mistaken, as an attorney, didn't Obama fight to pass Sharia law in an African country?

  141. Rebecca L Smith- Krahenbuhl

    What a sick sick evil monster. He deserves death for what he did. This is the must disgusting thing I have heard.

  142. Dawn Clavell

    If I am to understand correctly…. A death that occurs during the commission of a felony, then murder is automatically charged. It is called the felony murder rule. However, that mother fucker needs to placed in genpop and accept his fate.

  143. Paula Patrick

    You know…either he gets the death penalty from the courts or Big Bubba will take care of him behind bars. Either way, the low-life has signed his own death penalty and I pray he suffers a slow agonizing death.

  144. Paula Patrick

    You know…either he gets the death penalty from the courts or Big Bubba will take care of him behind bars. Either way, the low-life has signed his own death penalty and I pray he suffers a slow agonizing death.

  145. Jeri Kirby

    He needs to be skinned piece by piece and let hung up to die and just before death, quarter him. This man is a monster in every sense of the word and needs no clemency.

  146. Jeri Kirby

    He needs to be skinned piece by piece and let hung up to die and just before death, quarter him. This man is a monster in every sense of the word and needs no clemency.

  147. Karyssa Sharon Sions Murphy

    I agree with others. Let him rot in prison. He'll be dead in no time! Let him suffer through what that poor child had to go through! He deserves what he is going to get in prison! He's going to wish he had chosen the death penalty!

  148. Patricia Talvacchio Sottile

    Kill this low life and the mother of the baby should be put to death to these women put these baby's in danger and never get any jail time for it how did this monster get access to this baby .

  149. Carla Speer Sanders

    You don't have to decide if he deserves to die. Drop him off on my door step. I will decide for you.

  150. Shelly Kay Rowland

    Fry that bastard! Anyone willing to rape a child deserves the worse possible death!

  151. Tracy Gilkerson

    I want 2 minute with the douche bag and that's being nice screw the Lethal injection and good ole SPARKY WELL EVEN THAT'S TO NICE !!!! Public HANGING AFTER THE BEATINGS DURING HIS WALK TO THE GALLOWS

  152. Tracy Gilkerson

    I want 2 minute with the douche bag and that's being nice screw the Lethal injection and good ole SPARKY WELL EVEN THAT'S TO NICE !!!! Public HANGING AFTER THE BEATINGS DURING HIS WALK TO THE GALLOWS

  153. Raina De Los Reyes

    I still do not see a point in having child molesters in prison. If someone can harm innocent children they do not deserve to live. Death to all child molesters! Why should people like this sit in prison and get free food, school, cable, etc. when they have done such horrible crimes?! Seems like a reward rather than punishment. Tired of wasting money on people who do not deserve anything more than a bullet in the head.

  154. Mary Worthington

    What gives this person the right to live..freaking baby killer

  155. Vicki Vince Olsen

    What a horrifying story and a pig of a human being….put him where he belongs, in the dirt, six feet under. This really gives the word monster a new definition.

  156. Mary Crawford

    HE NEEDS THE DEATH CHAIR ANY ONE THAT WOULD DO WHAT HE DONE THAT LITTLE BABY GIRL IS THE NUTCASE IS WHAT HE IS,!!!!(;

  157. Chad Vittitow

    They should honestly cut his arms and legs off, poke his eyes out, cut his tongue out, rip his teeth out and put him in a wheel chair and set him free!

  158. Gail Dennis

    Ok. So let me get this straight: That monstrous creature sexually assaulted a helpless infant, and the assault resulted in her death, now HE wants CLEMENCY because according to his lawyer, "while the fatal sexual assault upon Carter [a 6-month old infant] was intentional, her death was not" because he ONLY intended to RAPE her and not kill her. Have I got that right? So why is he still alive? Why should he continue to live? OOPS, sorry, I missed the part where he was too drunk to see that rape was killing the baby.

    [pause]

    So, tell me again why he is still alive?

  159. Gail Dennis

    Ok. So let me get this straight: That monstrous creature sexually assaulted a helpless infant, and the assault resulted in her death, now HE wants CLEMENCY because according to his lawyer, "while the fatal sexual assault upon Carter [a 6-month old infant] was intentional, her death was not" because he ONLY intended to RAPE her and not kill her. Have I got that right? So why is he still alive? Why should he continue to live? OOPS, sorry, I missed the part where he was too drunk to see that rape was killing the baby.

    [pause]

    So, tell me again why he is still alive?

  160. Elke Kolodinski

    If he gets clemency you can blame the prosecutor for not charging him with rape in the first place. The rape itself should have made him eligible for the harshest possible punishment, but if he wasn't charged with rape, then the prosecutor set us up, the public, for this abomination of justice.

  161. Cathy Gray

    Getting the needle is too good for this sick bastard! Fry him like they used to do. He deserves to feel every ounce of pain that poor baby did!

  162. Ivette Rodriguez

    Sanity went down the drain with him. Put him to sleep for his horrific action. Justifyin that just because he was intoxicated the case should get looked at. How far a lawyer is willing to take a case to prove or justifying that their client is innocent knowing themselves that the client is very guilty?

  163. Patricia Pat Kidd Ryce

    KILL HIM! HE SHOULD DIE FOR WHAT HE DID TO THAT BABY!

  164. Chris Rizzo Ramos

    This is insane. Someone that has a car accident doesn't intentionally set out to kill, however…Still murder!

  165. Shelley Edwards

    It's sickening to think that he may get clemency because of how Ohio's death penalty law is written! Most laws against crimes as they are written are a blessing and a curse at the same time! Ohio best ammend it to exclude the death of a child and retroactivate back to 1990 it before May 1st! He has lived long enough!

  166. Dawn Narvaez

    This sick son of a bitch should die and no question about it, that poor baby had to endure so much suffering, I am repulsed by this and I feel sick to my stomach by this disgusting animal

  167. Carole Pomerleau

    Are you kidding me? I don't even want to know nor do I care why or what precipitated this type of intoxicated, violent act! I say kill him now damn it. What excuse would be good enough to give that baby's mother? & oh, yes, he would suck more monies out of each of us whilst living in prison to the tune of approximately $36K per year if he's healthy? Then, don't forget….get out on EARLY RELEASE only to do it again? FRY HIS ASS NOW!

  168. Jessica McGiffen

    Give him to all the father's in prision who are serving a life sentence who have daughters on the outside. Put him in there and lock the door, and walk away, he deserves it. There is no excuse, 6 months old..so tiny I can't imagine. No mercy, for he did not show it to that baby.

  169. Scott Weinberg

    Holy crap. I agree. I am against the death penalty, but not because I feel bad for people, I just don't trust the government to do anything right

  170. Bill Malone

    Should of been dead years ago the monster, let him out into the general population and see how long he lasts and will suffer a death he deserves, can't believe people have taken care of his needs all these years!

  171. Sabrina D'Antonio

    I have many ideas. Razor blades. Jumper cables. Baseball bat. Cattle prod.

  172. Gena Coffman Fabris

    Ummmm, lets see……..you raped an infant, repeatedly…….but you were drunk and didn`t notice you were killing the baby…….so it was an accident cause you`d never kill it on purpose…….I`m pretty sure you need to die AFTER you`ve been raped repeatedly……..God can decide whether you are pardoned later. What a sick and twisted individual!

  173. Cathy Cooper Wilczek

    my question is how can you look at a 6 month old baby and get a f*ckin hard on! they won't put him in gp but I don't believe the needle is best I think he should get the chair. I know a man that kidnapped his little girl, raped her (again) and due to a pain in the ass paralegal with connections had him put in gp in Hamilton county (Cincinnati, ohio) within 30 min the phone rang saying he was being transported to the hospital. I say 2 hrs in gp and then that infamous chair!

  174. Millie Rogers

    first he needs to have his penis cut off with a very dull knife , to make him suffer then cut him very slowly all over his body, then strap him on the table and slowly insert needle into vein.. he needs to die for what he did to that poor baby..

  175. David Laird

    Rape him before you put him to death……repeatedly !!

  176. Christallin Bringingsexyback Tabb

    This psychopath is a menace to society. Why even have taxpayers pay for his free room and board? He has committed a crime against God and nature. Intent is not really an issue here. If he is delusional enough to think he can rape a baby without killing it, who really knows what his thoughts were? His actions spoke louder than what he "meant" to do.

  177. Grace Marie McLaughlin

    Just do away with disgusting pervert, a six month old baby r u kidding me..u scumbag I hope maybe somebody gets u in prison before that put u to death……..

  178. Betty Fuhrman

    This monster should be raped anally repeated with a nice crooked tree limb until he dies.
    That should make him realize what he has done

  179. Mark Losben

    I'm surprised. No one said anything about it being gods' will or god letting it happen or maybe some right winger christian conservative saying "it wasn't really rape at al"l, or the six month old "wanted" it. Do you see how ignorant those statements sound? But then again, I'm not an elected Republican Congressman.

  180. Marilyn Spencer

    Clemency? After what he did to this poor baby, hes should be hanged by his "man parts" and left to die VERY slowly!

  181. Cathy Kesler

    this makes me vomit, I don't understand how he can even find a lawyer to represent him, they should put the lawyer out of his misery as well. I hope they give him clemency until may 5th his death would make a fine birthday present for me, in fact it's all I'll ask for the rest of my life… they can go ahead and do it on the 1st I'll just celebrate early. That poor precious baby, where was Mom?

  182. Annette Armelin

    He should be sentenced for capital murder. this was a infant, there should be no questions asked he should be put to death. Raping a six month old baby. I bet if he was a black man there would not even had a trial they would have just put him to death nothing said.

  183. Tina Chapman-Pfost

    I don't care if he intended to kill the baby or not. He should pay dearly for his horrific actions and I think death is appropriate. However we should let the general population at him first. I will be first in line.

  184. Tina Chapman-Pfost

    I don't care if he intended to kill the baby or not. He should pay dearly for his horrific actions and I think death is appropriate. However we should let the general population at him first. I will be first in line.

  185. Denny Romero

    I don't usually cuss, but they should cram a fence pole up his ass till it comes out his mouth, then just let him beg for the shot.

  186. Denny Romero

    I don't usually cuss, but they should cram a fence pole up his ass till it comes out his mouth, then just let him beg for the shot.

  187. Lisa Marie Hawk

    I find it disturbing that this man has been in the prison system for this long. Let him out in the yard with his fellow inmates and look the other way. There are no words to describe his behavior, drunk or not. A 6 month old child? REALLY??????? Wtf rights are they trying to protect?

  188. Lisa Marie Hawk

    I find it disturbing that this man has been in the prison system for this long. Let him out in the yard with his fellow inmates and look the other way. There are no words to describe his behavior, drunk or not. A 6 month old child? REALLY??????? Wtf rights are they trying to protect?

  189. Jeff Morris Jr.

    I think somebody from Texas should visit the defense Lawyers Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming…

  190. Sheila McLain

    I believe this is one guy that I would gladly pull the switch or give the injection or whatever. He doesn't deserve to live one day longer.

  191. Susan Carrier

    Why is the SOB still alive! Why should he get clemency when he performed such a heinous crime on an innocent little baby?

  192. Katherine Morrison Donnelly

    fry his ass, this child rapist does not even deserve a humane death, let him be raped to death.

  193. Sheryl Chesnutt

    being put to death is too good for him and it will NOT hurt, he should be HURT like that little baby was hurt… my heart is broken for the baby and her family… let him DIE…..

  194. Heather Marie

    I am surprised someone has not knocked him off already…sick and evil!

  195. Heather Marie

    I am surprised someone has not knocked him off already…sick and evil!

  196. Gina Gaitan

    No mercy! Put this bastard to death! And he blames the alcohol he was too drunk. What humanly person would ever think to sexually assault an infant. SICK!!

  197. Mary Ennis

    Let him off death row and put his horrible ass in gen pop.

  198. Debbie Pena

    like i have been saying, i just want 5 minutes alone with him. he will be praying for death by the time i am thru with him.

  199. Elizabeth Chubbuck

    I say Death need not equal death to get the death penalty. I think someone who rapes a 6 month old, and the baby survives, STILL should be put to death! And I be glad to do it. Give me a knife.

  200. Carrie Sue Faccone

    Throw the garbage into the incinerator already!

  201. Sebrina Wright

    I hate this,they need to put him in population and someone needs to rape him until he dies!!!!

  202. Stephanie Garcia Rip Jr.

    So, to get back at the mother, he went for the 6 month old helpless infant? Really? That is the worse excuse by far! This sick bastard tortured this baby until she died! I say an eye for an eye! He lost all rights to being a human being buy proving he is anything but human! He is a monster to even think of doing something like that and the fact that he did do it makes his life worthless! Kill him, I doubt he would be missed any way!

  203. Amanda Harmon

    Yes he should actually be hung by his damn balls and shown no kindness or mercy at all whether he killed her intentionally or not it would have been just like he did if shed lived just because of the horrible things he done to her

  204. Amanda Harmon

    Yes he should actually be hung by his damn balls and shown no kindness or mercy at all whether he killed her intentionally or not it would have been just like he did if shed lived just because of the horrible things he done to her

  205. Ann Lien

    I wonder why would the prosecutor have been remiss in doing that. Regardless, I hope the crime is sufficiently repulsive for the judge not to grant clemency.

  206. Ann Lien

    I wonder why would the prosecutor have been remiss in doing that. Regardless, I hope the crime is sufficiently repulsive for the judge not to grant clemency.

  207. Kerri Riggle

    This is the craziest thing I've ever heard. How could any person think that raping a 6 month old little girl would not kill her. Are you kidding me? I can't even believe there is a question. Since it's the tax payers money let them decide. I have a crazy idea they'd let him fry!

  208. Gail L Parks-Wyers

    I think he does NOT deserve any attention at all. I think his penis should be cut off slowly and fed to him then he is turned in with those that want to hurt him. Let him die.

  209. Tabitha Pimentel

    I can't even begin to imagine the pain and suffering this poor baby went through while this sick twisted maggot raped her to death! He wants lienancy? What a joke! These sick baby rapers and killers are lucky I am not in charge because they would not be sitting in jail eating and watching t.v and reading books that's for sure!

  210. Melissa Neuman

    He is getting the easy way out not like that baby did. No, he should be put to death.

  211. Mary Maness

    So just because he was pissed at the mother he took it out on this infant and that makes it right? They need to execute this bastard. If he gets off and it was my child I would be the one going to prison be cause I would kill the SOB.

  212. Donna Rideout

    Does it really matter what he MEANT to do? He is, to say the very least, wasting taxpayer money that we don't have. Not to mention he is an animal, and when a dog "bites" someone, even they are often put down. This guys a predator…….get rid of him

  213. Catherine Ebersberger

    Makes me want to throw up!! Why would taxpayers pay to keep in alive in jail after what he did! The world is completely crazy!

  214. Corinne Ross Stevenson

    OMFG what a sicko. They should have already killed him. Never mind waiting until May 1.

  215. Linda Weber

    He meant to rape her, but not kill her….what a sicko…..I would gladly flip with switch! What's wrong with him…omg.

  216. Elke Kolodinski

    Indeed. It's too horrible. I can't allow myself to think about it.

  217. Mary Ann Brandys

    What a bastard, cut hin into pieces slowly starting with his jewel's.

  218. Janice Lester

    I know. you should see what goes on in South Africa with infant rape. Not to be believed. Some believe that you can cure HIV/AIDS.

  219. Ana Gabriela Santos-Perez

    Why is this monster still alive?????? Fuck death row, should've been dead a long time ago!!!!!!! You murderer.

  220. Becky Baker-Christner

    This is beyond anything imaginable. That poor sweet innocent little soul. God will take care of the devil.

  221. Evelyn Braman

    I'm sorry; he needs to die..a 6 month old baby dies from his sexual assault..drunk or not.. how do you not think you could kill an infant.. you are a mature sexual male, this is a tiny human being.. not compatible on any planet.. please just do him in..

  222. Michelle Standiford

    I think that he should die for what he did to that baby. I do not believe in lethal injection, or the gas chamber. I say bring back the electric chair and fry him for his crime or put him in the middle of the city and bring back the old fashion stoning. His crime is not only sick and disturbing but down right disgusting.

  223. Mary Maness

    I had other words I wanted to use but FB would probably have closed my account. Rape this baby until he killed her!! This is one sick bastard. I know what, well never mind. I would love for them to hand him over to some of those prisioners.

  224. Scott Woody

    whoever is the attorney for this worthless fuck should also be brought up on charges to just taking his case and trying to help him get clemency.

  225. Suzanne Roberts Hagen

    It's been all of 23 hours since you posted "I am a Christian" article….

  226. Shawon Mamun

    I just saw this sick video on YouTube and it's received already 1,539,922 views in the last 5 days. Did you see this site, payhip.com/b/jCIE.

  227. Aundrea Stepchild

    Even if he just intended to rape her he deserved to be toutured.

  228. Wanda Towe

    The fact he had a flagrant disregard for the baby's well being makes him guilty and the death penalty just. I think new laws need to be created as a result of this man's (and other men's & women's) brutal assaults on BABIES! I have been reading way too many accounts of these types of heinous crimes recently. What in the world is wrong with people?

  229. Lorie Constancio

    May 1, cant come fast enough. wish i could be put in his cell they wouldent have to worrie about a clemency trial or may 1. OR let the public be his executioner. Either way kill that bastard. that poor baby GOD BLESS her soul RIP little one

  230. Darlene Hilts

    That baby is still dead whether it was intentional or not. Rape of a child should be enough to give him the death penalty.

  231. Carl Fischer

    Killing him is to good. He should be made avaliable to all the inmates at the prision for a month then executed.

  232. Adela Conde

    NO CLEMENCY! I hope that his death is just as harsh or even harsher then that poor little soul. May the devil take his black soul!

  233. Rosemary Leahy

    THROW HIM IN WITH THE GENERAL POPULATION AND LET THE GUARDS GO FOR A WALK BURN IN HELL.

  234. Byron Weeks

    Fuck you. I don't care if you meant to kill that baby or not. I want to flip the switch to gently rock your ass to sleep.

  235. Sarah Violette

    They should cut his penis off an let him bleed out an get beat an raped at the same time sick sick person like this should not live he should suffer a horrible death

  236. Tabitha Pimentel

    ya! It's too bad they don't cut his balls off and stuff them up his ass first, make him walk around until he bleed out!

  237. Shawn Burke

    I agree with Tina Burch-Slone. Put him in general population and the guards should just all disappear. Whether or not he intended to murder the baby he planned on raping a six month old and then did it. Just because the guy is so damn stupid to not realize that this would cause severe life threatening injury doesn't mean he shouldn't be put to death. But if you ask me I think lethal injection is way too humane for this monster!

  238. Carrie Pfost Wyckoff

    that is disgusting and tragic…that poor baby

  239. Marilyn Brown

    man like this make me sooooooooooooooooooo sick and further more how can he call hisself a man when he did something like this

  240. Marilyn Brown

    man like this make me sooooooooooooooooooo sick and further more how can he call hisself a man when he did something like this

  241. Jordyn Spry

    I say they shouldn't give him the death penalty, or at least delay his execution a few weeks, instead should put him into gen pop with full disclosure to the rest of the inmates. I am disgusted they've protected him thus far.

  242. Tasha Stelse-Eide

    Fry the bastard. Hook up electrodes right to bis genitals and electrocute him to death. Afterwards, officials can say…." We didn't know it would kill him…just wanted to get revenge on him for the torture of that baby.
    I have a two year old baby girl…It sickens me that someone could be that evil and even even think to do that to a child. Sick sick sick.

  243. Dianne Wagner

    How can any lawyer represent someone who has committed such an unspeakable act as he did? I would not and could not in all good conscience if I was a lawyer. I am a nurse and I would NOT participate in an abortion.

  244. Lisa Raineri

    we need to bring back torture for crimes like this…… set his as up naked in the middle of the prison and have a free for all………….

  245. Charlotte Mitchell

    If an adult male plans on raping a 6 month old baby, he did plan on killing it. A man's penis is almost as big as a 6 month old baby's whole torsoe. Therefore he had to know she would not survive. He deserves to die.

  246. Lisa Raineri

    theyll put his ass in protective custody because HE HAS RIGHTSSSSSSSSSSSSS.. FUCKING BASTID…… THIS COUNTRYS ALL MESSED UP WITH THEYRE JUDICIAL SYSTEM BRING BACK TORTURE.

  247. Beth Brown

    He wants clemency!?!? Only if he can survive being gang raped by 20 of his biggest fellow inmates. And I mean biggest peckers!!! Even then the bastard would get off lucky.

  248. Jackie Hinojos

    I totally agree all them nasty bastards hat hurt children don't deserve to die so peacefully they should be put with the general public. They all deserve to be slowlly tortured.

  249. Douglas S. Lehmann

    Sorry Charlotte that's so disturbing that I can't/won't read it and I'm hiding/deleting it. I hope he fries when they pull that switch and I hope the electrode are hooked to his ball sack when they do turn on the switch,

  250. Donnelle Gar

    Well, If he makes it back into society, he's a dead man! And whoever his lawyers are, are just as guilty for representing this despicable crime! Serve this asshole to the prison yard!

  251. Donnelle Gar

    Well, If he makes it back into society, he's a dead man! And whoever his lawyers are, are just as guilty for representing this despicable crime! Serve this asshole to the prison yard!

  252. Carrie Agee

    I say that we tie him to a tree on the square of that town strip him down naked, attach wires to his balls and attach the other end of the wires to a couple thousand bolts of electricity. Then hit the button to let the electric fly. Maybe slow at first for a couple of hours, then finally hit the big shot to finish him off. but then that may be to good for him.

  253. Rene' Dziadaszek

    sure commute his sentence but…throw him into gen population and let them do to him what he did to that lil girl then they will kill him anyway he deserves to die so maybe the judge can.

  254. Doloris Towe Black

    Actually i wish they had a dislike button for this idiot. I'm surprised someone hasn't killed his ass yet! It sickens me to think of what that baby went through.

  255. Karen Oshman Gonzalez

    Pdrhaps they should put in him with the general population for this last month of hi life. This way he can feel what the baby felt and know he needs to be executed! How can anyone in good conscience stand up for him not to get the death penalty. Why should we support this pervert for the rest of his life? He deserves what he gave!

  256. Maryann Stensrude

    The capital offense is any lawyer on the face of the earth defending this scum. The rape of a baby is WORSE than the killing. To think that they would try to save this SOB's ass is beyond me. I totally agree with another commenter who was surprised (me too) that he has survived in prison. I guess he's on Death Row (?).

  257. Jamie Wilson

    Kill the scum bag and get it over with. Whether his intentions were or weren't to kill the baby, he did something so heinous. He raped a baby. Sick bastard should have been killed before this. Why waste tax payer dollars on this scum bag. He does not deserve to take a breathe. Just hearing this story angers me.

  258. Marsha Glickler Sereno

    This man admitted his intent to rape this 6 month old baby girl; as far as I am concerned that admission of intent is one and the same with an intent to kill. Even if this poor little girl had survived the savage ripping apart of of her tiny insides her life would have been destroyed. A lethal injection to end this killer's life would be too quick and too easy; he deserves to die in agony..slowly…very…very…slowly

  259. Zelphia Diane

    The fact that he raped a 6 mth old baby should be enough for the death penalty. But it should not be a humane death for him. He should be hug up by his penis with wire and when that falls off his testicles etc. until dead. His death should be at least as painful as the baby's was.

  260. Bobbi Babcock

    Totally agree, but make it s-l-o-w. This is the lowest form of life as far as I'm concerned.

  261. Lisa Croce

    How the hell can they say there was no intent? What did he think would happen when he put that thing in her tiny parts?
    I think before they execute him they ought to shove a big stick into his bladder via the tip of his penis, see how he likes that.

  262. Michelle Probasco

    1998??!!! They have their own code of ethics in prison- he should have been offed by now. Slackers.

  263. Dana Moran

    Is there a way to draaaaag it out, then do a do-over?

  264. Raven Catherine Feher

    No clemency. No mercy. He showed none to this baby. Send him to Hell.

  265. Judy Graves

    I think he should be executed but before they execute him he should be castrated without anythnig to make him where is is incoherent and than kill him slowly not by lethal injection he should be put to death by gas it takes longer.

  266. Frank Eory

    Medieval style torture & execution for this piece of garbage!

  267. Brenda Hillsberg

    If he gets clemency he will then be raped, beaten and killed by other inmates. Because he will then be in general population. Either way he's a dead man

  268. Beverly Bilsborough

    He deserves more than the death penalty. Truly how could anyone read this let alone be a part of this in the court room and have this filth still be walking.

  269. Marcia Reits Bowman

    If this is not a case that deserves the death penalty, I don't know what is. Firsts he rapes a baby, and then he causes her death. This case is as horrific as it comes. I hope to see him fry on May 1rst.

  270. Melissa Meadows

    I read this and it made me sick to my stomach. What kind of animal could do that to an innocent baby. A sick sob :( may that angel rest in peace.

  271. Chris White

    He shouldn't of even had a trial, they should have stuck a stake up his ass Vlad the Impaler style so he could slowly die and every other sick fuck who thinks about doing the same thing could watch…

  272. Sandra L. Daye

    Oh My God……..what a sick bastoid. Try the asshole.

  273. Maggie Fiorini

    Why is this even a question? What has this world come to when we can't even decide how to punish a child rapist and killer? Good grief! Put him in general population among the toughest gangs in prison and lock the door.

  274. Lisa Klics

    No clemency for anyone who could do such a horrible thing.

  275. Christy Selder

    So help me if he is spared on this one. The baby girls' death was a "horrible accident"? That is most likely the understatement of the year! I don't give a rat's @ss if he didn't intend to kill her! He had full intentions of RAPING a BABY! That alone, had she survived, would justify a death penalty in my book. Her death was NO accident! I know few defense lawyers have much heart but what one in their right mind could ever agree to defend the worthless p.o.s. I can't think too hard about this poor little girl as it hurts so bad to imagine what she must have went through.

  276. Tara Enniss

    Disgusting! I'm surprised he's survived this long in prison. I bet if they put him in General Population and the guards turned their heads for a week or so they wouldn't have to worry about making the decision.

  277. Keith Summers

    I will save the state all that money and they won't even have to deal with it….just give me 2 hours with this piece of shit and he will never ever hurt any child ever again….oh , he will live, but he will wish he was dead….

  278. Victoria Mareaper

    If He is is gotta be killed I just don't understand why it has taken so long. This is evil that cannot be put away soon enough.

  279. Jenny Rebecca Martin Wicoff

    You know, I'm not a huge advocate of the death penalty, but I have to feel that whether or not he intended to kill this child while he assaulted her (ummm … whut?), he does not deserve to live.

  280. Erica Floyd

    The sick bastard deserves to die…..he should have already been dead. What a POS sick Fu**ing scum bag….SMFH! a 6 mth old baby…..I think he should be castrated while awake and alert and left to die……He's getting no sympathy from me!

  281. Meryl Gross

    Not only should he be executed, he should be killed in the most agonizing, slow, horrific, excruciating method possible.

  282. Jess Kalinowsky

    YES HE SHOULD DIE. The sooner the better. Any vile disgusting man that rapes a infant should DIE DIE DIE and BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY. He has lived too long already!

  283. June Jankowski Coll

    How do lawyers look at themselves in the mirror in the morning. So many are as bad as the criminals.They make me sick!

  284. Diana Sue Condia Denardo

    They should have a machine that anal rapes him constantly, just like he did that poor baby!

  285. Mindy Miser Dorman

    He should most def be put to death. I am surprised no one in prison has killed him yet. That mess is digusting what kind of human being could do that to a baby… and I agree what defense attorney would defend a man like that… I mean even most defense attorneys have morals!

  286. Connie Hymer

    I am not a proponant of the death penalty, but I suppose if any one deserves it, this guy does. If he would do something this evil as an act of revenge over something so trivial, there is no hope for redemption.

  287. Dee Hendrickson

    poor baby omg. execute and sooner the better. piece of filthy trash.

  288. Bev Allbright

    Could someone please tell me why this Maggot is still breathing. He should have been in the express lane to hell by now.

  289. Babygs Property

    I say fry that mother fukker sikk bastard… he knew what he was doing don't blame it on the alcohol cause that's bullshyt. I'm pissed he didn't even get rape charges on top of the murder charge wtf is wrong with the system both are felonies capital Murder and rape poor lil thing couldn't fight bakk….god I pray a fellow inmate gets ahold of this sikk bastard and fukks him with a broken broom handle I hate people like this….kill that fukker!

  290. Susan Thom

    I hope this mistake of a human being fries! how can someone rape a 6 month old, and be sane?

  291. Caitlin Cushing

    I have NO sympathy or anything for that man. Raping a SIX MONTH OLD girl and NOT thinking it would kill her? Is he honest to god THAT fucking stupid? Let the bastard die.

  292. Racheal Violette Smith

    Death is too sweet for a sick fuck like this!!!

  293. Kathy Schmitz

    This is pure evil…he should have been killed already

  294. Dez Crawford

    No, he doesn't deserve the death penalty. He deserves far, far worse. The death penalty merely gives him a lethal injection. I vote for a can of gasoline and a match, AFTER he's been castrated without anesthetic. Adult women have been raped so brutally that they died — recently this happened to a young woman in India. How could a grown man could NOT know that raping a baby could kill her?

  295. John E. Songer

    People, I understand your anger at this sick individual. But as the article states, according to Ohio law, the death penalty hinges on intent, not degree of public disgust. Do we already have such a sick society that you can't take common revulsion as a given? that you must add your own "Duh!" dissent?

  296. Denise Allen Smith

    LET HIM LOOSE.. YOU GOT TO KNOW HE'S ALREADY A DEAD MAN WALKING. YOU'D THINK HE'D TAKE A NEEDLE IN THE ARM COMPARED TO WHAT WILL BE WAITNG FOR HIM WHEN HE DOESN'T HAVE BARS PROTECTING HIM. THAT's JUST A SAD SITUATION WHAT HE DID TO THAT DEFENSELESS BABY.

  297. Parisian Nicole Byndum

    Is this douche bag seriously trying to convince people that he didn't intend to kill this six month old 'baby' when he raped her? He didn't know that an 'infant' female's body is not equip to withstand sexual intercourse, and that the internal injuries from such an act would most probably kill her…really? Please do not gas him, or inject him, fry his ass!

  298. Venesa Winegardner

    go ahead and turn him loose you idiots, and see how long he lasts. if you can help someone like this go free, then you are no better than he is. there is no excuse for what he has done. these lawyers probably don't have kids. I guess that makes it easier for them to stand behind someone like this, but if they do, they ought to pray to god that nothing ever happens to they're kids. then and only then will they know true anguish…that being they have any kind of heart! but I kinda doubt it.

  299. Angel Villalobos

    Should've, would've couldve, now die bitch!!!! Wait torture then die faggot!!!

  300. Denise Wilson

    he rapes a little baby and he should be allowed to live? Where the hell are her rights? Fine, don't put him to death. Put him in general population in prison. They may be criminals in there but even they have their limits. Especially when it's a crime against a child. Give him to the general population in prison, they will take care of it for that little baby!

  301. Moe Howard

    I think a good week or two of prison rape for him first then the death penalty.!

  302. Robbin Rogers

    amen to that general population would be the best

  303. John Fore

    Some bleeding heart liberal judge will let him off. His picture is probably on the NAMBLA wall of honor.

  304. Felicia Baize

    So lets say the baby is 24 inches long, a reasonable guess. And his penis is average at 6 inches long. This freak doesn't think that sticking a weapon, and it is being used as a weapon, one quarter her length, or likely the size of her own leg, up inside the pelvic/abdominal cavity wouldn't kill her? Uterus, intestines, bladder, stomach…all that would had to have been pushed up into her upper abdomen and into her chest crushing her lungs and heart. I cant imagine he didn't listen to her scream, then not be able to scream anymore. Essentially, he stabbed and scrambled her inside. There is no way he didn't intend to kill her…..let him die…if there be any real thing as justice and humanity….let him die.

  305. Terrie Coons

    This idiot/ pig needs to suffer like that poor baby did! Send him to prison and let the same nightmare happen to him over and over! Let other pigs put a hurting on his a** ! Sick bastard….

  306. Carrie LilRed Gardner

    He isnT stupid he knew a six month old baby could not handle havin a grown man have sex with her. He shoukd never be able to rest again. Everytime he cl ou ses his eyes he should see that baby in that pain.

  307. David J. Singleton

    Congratulations Steven Smith's lawyers, you want to keep a child murderer/ pedophile alive. Hope you feel so fucking proud of yourself. His defense was to get revenge against the mother? Oh, I see, so that makes it right to rape an infant, fuck it, kill that piece of shit.

  308. Sidney Tuttle

    We're going to leave him there to suffer and bleed to death right?

  309. Barbara Acevedo

    Death is too good for him…He should know what that poor, innocent baby felt in her final moments on this earth. I am not an unforgiving person, but this animal knew exactly what he was doing. He is a grown man who intentionally set out to harm a poor child in a malicious way so as to exact revenge on her mother for not wanting him. Are you kidding me. While they are at it, they need to execute his attorney too.

  310. Lisa Marie Maiale- Lucier

    Barbara Acevedo I agree with you 100% !!!!

  311. Kelly Vogler

    No ! I dont , that is letting him off too easy for such a HORRIFIC crime..

  312. Joanne Lara

    he needs his tallywacker cut off, stuffed in his mouth like the pig he is, and definatly be put to death. there is no excuse for his disgusting murder of a six month old baby.

  313. Alan Erisman

    This is one where you ask the arresting officer,"Why didn't you spend the 38 cents and shoot this "man"?

  314. Alan Erisman

    I have no idea. There is something very askew with a human being when someone even considers this an option. It is heartbreaking that this happened to another human, let alone a child, and then this scumbag says "Sorry, I only meant to rape her, not kill her…" and thinks it is okay? I really don't know anymore.

  315. Cecilia Roders

    He had no mercy on a baby, so why should he get any mercy? I'd like to cut his penis into hundreds of little pieces, slowly, starting from the tip and working towards the base, so that the baby-raping sewer slime feels every cut. Then I'd like to smash his testicles to smitherines. They should just put him in the general prison population and let nature take it's course. That would end the debate of the death penalty for him.

  316. Cecilia Roders

    We have to feed this anti-life piece of scum. On a planet where children starve to death, it seems so unfair that scum like him would get anything to eat.

  317. Michelle Tait

    Putting this man to death is a good thing. Hopefully he hasn't had any children of his own. Creatures like him are damaged and can't be fixed.

  318. Janet Gibson Carney Gates-Gibson

    The baby is dead, and he did it. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Sick, sorry, excuse of a human being. First, he should be castrated, then put in population while they appeal his case. He needs to hurry up and die slowly while someone is looking in his eyes and smiling.

  319. Linda M Wheeler

    What kind of sick bastard rapes a baby and doesn't think it isn't going to injure her? Fry him!

  320. Tasha Stelse-Eide

    Yep. Gen Pop would be a solution to jail overcrowding on alot of these cases.

  321. Kalena Kenny

    isn't there some law stating if death occurs during the commission of a crime, it is still MURDER. FRY, YOU BASTARD.

  322. Natasha Valenzuela

    If this man had done this to my child..I wouldn't have called the police,..he wouldn't have made it this far alive…I would have strapped him down and cut his d**k off,…and fed it to him….then I would have stuck his head in a microwave, and walked away..this man deserves the most terrible death possible.

  323. Natasha Valenzuela

    The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident … Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.”….why the fuck is raping a 6 month old child not a capital offense? this is worst than murder.

  324. Keshonna Griffith

    I hate to say it but we must up-hold the law and the law says he didn't mean t kill her.

  325. Tina Jackson

    I think the lawyer is just as bad for trying to defend this POS.

  326. Anonymous

    "The evidence suggest Autumn's death was a horrible accident"… HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? It WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT! He RAPED a 6mo old! He should've died the day he was found guilty!

  327. Lyn Bruner- McKinney

    There are no words to say what a freak this thing is! FRY this unholy piece of crap!

  328. Anonymous

    lets get a needle the size of a 50 calibre and shove it up his belly button while he is very awake! why not?

  329. Anonymous

    lets get a needle the size of a 50 calibre and shove it up his belly button while he is very awake! why not?

  330. Anonymous

    They're not sure it's a capital offense? Are they on acid? • Lethal Injection is too good for this miscreant. He should be Hanged, Drawn & Quartered before a cheering crowd!

  331. Karen Meadows Metz

    Where was the mother of this child and if she rebuffed this idiot, how did he manage to be allowed to be alone with this little baby?

  332. Jenifer Bracy

    Uhm….baby and rape are two words that should not be in the same sentence. Who the eff cares if he didn't intend to kill her? He RAPED a BABY. What the fukk? He deserves to die. Period!

  333. Linda Bright

    No manner of death for this beast would be harsh enough for what he did to that little baby.

  334. Marjorie Morales

    I don't usually believe in the death penalty but there are exceptions and this is one of them. To rape a baby is beyond clemency and by itself should be a capital offense.He does not deserve to breathe the same air that decent people do.

  335. Anonymous

    Even if the judge/jury can't throw the death penalty at him at the sentencing, he will surely get what is due him, in prison through the other companion inmates he will be in with. THEY will mete out the baby's due justice and it will be swift and quick.

  336. Constance Post Reilly

    Is there am on line petition to object to clemency for thispnster?