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Donald Smith pleads not guilty to murder of Cherish Perrywinkle

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Updated: 7/16/2013 12:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man accused of killing Cherish Perrywinkle pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

The convicted sex offender is facing charges of murder, kidnapping, sexual battery and child endangerment.

[Special coverage: Remembering Cherish]

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Smith, who is accused of kidnapping the 8-year-old girl from a Walmart store on Lem Turner last month.

Police found Cherish's body behind a church the next day.
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1country - 7/17/2013 3:58 PM
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Maybe the not guilty is because the mothers story is so far out in space there is much more to it than we know.Tune in later in the fact finding and lets not hang him just yet!

mandingo - 7/16/2013 11:16 PM
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This guy should be hang.

CaptA60 - 7/16/2013 5:20 PM
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The way the state attorney office works he will probably get a plea deal and they will let him walk to do it again: How many times is it going to take for this guy, how many children has he hurt we know he has killed one: When is it going to stop to put and end to people like Donald Smith

DolphinLadyOP - 7/16/2013 2:27 PM
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angels072258 - I pray that is exactly what happens.

angels072258 - 7/16/2013 11:57 AM
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Take it all the way and don't offer him no plea deals.
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