Mother Who Pushed Her Car Into Lake With Her Two Children Strapped Inside Wants Sympathy

Susan Smith was convicted of murder after she pushed her car into the lake in Union, South Carolina, in 1994 with her three-year-old son and 14-month old son still strapped inside. Susan plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to life in prison. Now, 20-years later, the murderous mother is asking for sympathy from the public as she tells her “side of the story.”

Susan Smith was convicted of murder after she admitted to pushing her vehicle into a lake with her two young sons still strapped in their seats. The two boys drown in the vehicle and Susan was sentenced to life in prison for her deadly act. However, 20-years later, the woman is speaking out and asking for sympathy from the public while sharing “a small piece of the story.”

The State reports that they received a letter from Susan Smith claiming that the young mother never planned to kill her children and is “not the monster” the media made her out to be. Susan says it “has been hard to listen to lie after lie and not be able to defend myself.” Therefore, she decided to take the time to tell a little piece of her story to the publication in hopes of garnering some sympathy from the public.

Smith says “something went very wrong” the night her children were murdered and she was not herself. Susan says she was not in her right mind and never intended on killing her children.

“Mr. Cahill, I am not the monster society thinks I am. I am far from it. Something went very wrong that night. I was not myself. I was a good mother and I loved my boys…. There was no motive as it was not even a planned event. I was not in my right mind.”

It seems that throughout the letter, Smith is blaming the death of her children on a mental illness as she notes she was “not in her right mind.” The full letter can be read here and here.

LiftBump notes that if Susan was suffering from a mental illness when she took the lives of her two young sons, it would not be unusual, as around 24 percent of state prisoners have a history of mental conditions.

What do you think about Susan Smith’s note regarding the death of her two young sons that horrifying day in 1994? Do you believe the convicted murderer when she says she did not plan to kill her sons?

[Image Credit: The State]