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New evidence links Donald Smith to Cherish Perrywinkle at Walmart

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Updated: 10/29/2013 6:28 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Hundreds of pages of explicit documents and more than 700 gut-wrenching photos tell the story of the last moments of Cherish Perrywinkle's life, behind a church in the back of a murky old van.

From scratches on suspect Donald Smith's arms, to Smith's fingerprints on rope and other suspicious materials at Walmart, where Cherish was last seen alive.

The medical examiner's report reveals Cherish was sexually assaulted and strangled, and on page two of the FDLE report, Donald Smith's DNA links him as a "contributor."

[Special Coverage: Remembering Cherish]

Prosecutors also released recordings of phone conversations with Smith's mother and detectives from a separate case in 2009.

"That's his fear that he won't get a fair shake in court," she said in the recording.

During the phone calls, she fights for her son's innocence.

"He has never touched a child he really he's just never around children, children are just not his thing," she said.

But the new documents and photos from the State Attorney's Office may prove otherwise.

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