September 27, 2000 |
Convicted child killer Susan Smith has been transferred from the South Carolina Women's Correctional Institute amid a widening investigation into a sex scandal at the prison, officials said Tuesday. Four state Department of Corrections employees stand accused of engaging in sexual relations with inmates at the prison, including two male guards charged with having sex with Smith at the facility.
September 6, 2000 |
A male prison guard has been fired for allegedly having sex with Susan Smith, who is serving a life sentence for drowning her two sons in a lake, corrections officials said in Columbia, S.C. During an investigation of a tabloid report that Smith was beaten in prison, she told investigators about four sexual encounters with a guard, Corrections Department spokesman John Barkley said. Lt. Houston Cagle, 50, was fired last week, Barkley said. .
August 31, 2000 |
Susan Smith, serving a life sentence for drowning her two young sons in a lake, apparently had sex with a guard four times while in prison in Columbia, S.C., corrections officials said. Officials learned of the alleged encounters while investigating a tabloid newspaper report that she had been beaten. The guard, 50, was suspended and could be fired, a prison spokesman said. Smith allegedly had sex with the guard at the Women's Correctional Institution in May and June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1999
As the state faces the possibility of a $7-million-plus penalty for failing to move two-parent families off of welfare, you call for leniency (editorial, Jan. 28). What of the recipient families facing time limits? Should they also be given latitude? Sympathy for the state is misplaced. If, in fact, recipient families face formidable work barriers, perhaps the families should also be exempt from the two-year time limit. It is poor families facing limited job prospects who need a break, not the state!
September 2, 1996 |
A family and friends visiting the spot where Susan Smith drowned her two little boys met with tragedy themselves when their vehicle rolled into John D. Long Lake. Three adults and four children drowned. Five of the victims were from one family--parents and their three children. "It's like it's haunted or something. It keeps taking lives," Tommy Vinson, 46, said Sunday as he stood beside the lake six miles outside town. The accident happened late Saturday.
July 17, 1996 |
A lawyer who helped convince a South Carolina jury to spare Susan Smith's life has joined Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski's defense team--a move observers said Tuesday may hint at an insanity defense. Federal Defender Quin Denvir said he has filed papers asking U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell to appoint Judy Clarke as his co-counsel. Kaczynski has met with Clarke and wants her on the team, Denvir said.