Eric Smith was not an ordinary child like his peers, as violent tendencies controlled him, until he even got to the point of killing a young child, in a very heinous crime that shook the United States.
At the age of 13, Smith lured a 4-year-old boy into a forest in New York State, and killed him with a stone there in 1993.
At that time, the case received the attention of the American public, given the young age of the killer and the dead man.
The minor was convicted at the time of committing a second-degree murder, that is, without premeditation, and was sentenced to 9 years in prison to life.
The intent here is that the convict must spend the minimum sentence, which is 9 years, before requesting “conditional release”, to spend the remaining years of his sentence outside prison.
When the release date came in 2002, the victim’s parents opposed the order. Smith has submitted 10 parole requests in recent years, to no avail.
Smith, who is currently 41, will remain in prison until November 17, when he is scheduled to leave prison, after spending about 27 years in it, after obtaining a “conditional release” decision restricting his movement. Released prisoner in a specific geographical area.