5 Things to Know About the Susan Smith Case

With the upcoming anniversary of the heartbreaking and heinous crime perpetrated by the then 23-year-old South Carolina mother of two CrimeFeed revisits the Susan Smith case.

July 22, 2020

On July 22, 1995, Susan Smith was convicted of two counts of murder after intentionally drowning her two sons, Michael, 3, and Alex, 14 months old.

It was on October 25, 1994, that she reported to police that a black man had carjacked her vehicle with the boys inside, For 9 days, with her husband by her side, she pleaded for their safe return.

Inconsistencies, however, in her account of the crime led investigators to focus on Smith herself. She eventually confessed to having strapped her children in her car and having it drive into the John D. Long Lake, drowing them.

What could possibly have been her motive? And how has she fared while incarcerated as she awaits to be eligible for parole in 2024?

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