(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a cynical statement to a suitor, a notorious inmate in South Carolina, currently serving a life sentence for the murder of her two young sons, has sparked outrage for suggesting she could be a “good stepmom.”
As her first parole hearing approaches, 52-year-old Susan Smith, incarcerated at Leath Correctional Institution, made these comments, which were transcribed and obtained by The Messenger, during a jailhouse phone call.
Smith’s interaction with her admirer, one of several she has corresponded with, comes as she nears her parole hearing set for November 4, 2024.
She began serving her 29-year sentence in 1994 after being convicted of murdering her sons, three-year-old Michael Daniel Smith and 14-month-old Alexander Tyler Smith. Initially, she falsely claimed that a black man had carjacked her and abducted her children, even pleading for their safe return on national television.
However, Smith eventually confessed to letting her car roll into John D. Long Lake, drowning her children inside. This heinous act followed a letter from her ex-boyfriend, Tom Findalay, which prosecutors argued motivated her actions.
Despite this, Smith has maintained that she did not commit the murders for the sake of a relationship but allegedly suffered a psychotic breakdown.
Relatives and others familiar with Smith aren’t surprised by the attention she has received from men while in prison, stating that “guys have always flocked to Susan.” She reportedly hopes to find a partner to live with if released.
David Smith, her former husband, who stood by her during the initial search for their children and later mourned at their funerals, plans to oppose her release. A relative of David stated, “David still thinks of his boys every day, and doesn’t ever want Susan to get out,” underscoring the lasting impact of the tragedy.
While in prison, Smith has continued to seek relationships, with reports of an illicit affair with a prison guard and other disciplinary issues.
As she contemplates her upcoming parole hearing, a friend advised her in a recorded call to prepare a statement addressing her young age and possible postpartum depression at the time of the crime