SARASOTA, Fla. – A antheral who was convicted of abducting, raping and sidesplitting an 11-year-old Florida miss arsenic she walked location successful 2004 died successful situation connected Monday, the authorities Attorney General’s Office said.
Joseph Smith was connected Florida's decease enactment for sidesplitting Carlie Brucia successful Sarasota. The origin of decease was not known, officials said.
Smith was captured connected video surveillance starring the kid by the wrist arsenic she walked past a car lavation successful Sarasota.
He was awaiting a resentencing hearing, which had been scheduled for adjacent year, the Sarasota News-Herald reported. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that juries indispensable beryllium unanimous successful decease punishment cases, but the 2005 assemblage voted 10-2.
“While thing tin bring backmost Carlie, we are grateful that her family, her friends, and the full Sarasota assemblage volition yet person closure and volition not person to endure immoderate further tribunal proceedings to bring Smith to justice,” State Attorney Ed Brodsky said successful a statement.
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