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X - Execution date 1 May 2013. Steven Smith, 46, asked to spare his life arguing that he only intended to rape a 6-month-old girl, not kill her. On Sept. 29, 1998, Smith murdered his girlfriend's six-month-old daughter, Autumn Frye. Smith brutally raped and beat Autumn, which inflicted extensive trauma to her head and body and caused her to suffocate. Smith's girlfriend woke up and saw Smith, standing naked beside her bed, trying to lay Autumn's nude body next to her. - OMG!
Joel Zellmer was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2007 for drowning his 3-year old step-daughter for insurance money. He habitually dated and often married single mothers and got them to take out insurance on the lives of their chldren. Some children in his care suffered nasty 'accidents'...
"CLAYTON • A woman who admitted participating in the rape of her infant daughter was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life sentences in prison after her attorneys failed to convince a judge that she should get probation because of a psychological disorder. Attorneys for Tessa L. Vanvlerah, 22, had a forensic psychologist testify at the sentencing hearing in St. Louis County Circuit Court that Vanvlerah has a dependent-personality disorder."