I consider myself to be sensitive, caring and kind-hearted. I'm currently serving a life sentence on the charge of murder. -- Susan Smith's online ad
The Web site that accepted a personal ad from convicted child killer Susan Smith seeking pen pals from her prison cell asked her Friday to withdraw the ad because the result has been "kind of a freak show."
Smith paid for the ad with a check from her South Carolina Department of Corrections account. Prisoners often have accounts for the small amount of money they earn doing jobs behind bars.
"I hope to receive letters from those who are not judgmental and who are sincere," reads the ad, accompanied by the photo above. "I love rainbows, Mickey Mouse, the beach, mountains and waterfalls," the ad reads. "I consider myself to be sensitive, caring and kind-hearted. I'm currently serving a life sentence on the charge of murder." The ad ends with the words: "May God bless each one of you!"
Smith, who is serving a life sentence, gained notoriety in 1994 for going on national television to tearfully plead for the return of her missing sons. She later admitted strapping 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex into their car seats and rolling the sleeping boys into a lake
Smith's personal life has made headlines before. Two prison guards were disciplined for having sex with Smith three years ago. One was sentenced to 90 days in jail, the other was put on probation.
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I also have been known to enjoy water (and even falls) and understand the loneliness that accompanies all of us from time to time. I, too, consider myself to be sensitive, caring and kind-hearted so I am certain we would have a lot in common. I'll be happy to be your pen pal.
This person disgusts me. She murdered her children. Murder is wrong, but to think that a mother would kill her own children is unthinkable. Then she goes on to describe herself as sensitive, caring, and kind hearted. Get real. Is that the kind of person it takes to kill your children. And then to say God Bless each of you, now I guess that says it all. Kill innocent children, but it will be and should be forgiven if the word God is used. I still don't understand why the woman isn't on deathrow.