Jun 20, 2008

The plea of Charles Smith

Smith has been described, by those who knew him, as a "black sheep" and a life-long failure, who desperately tried and disastrously failed to redeem himself. He seemed, during the plea hearing, to be attempting, perhaps for the last time, to make things right.

When arrested, Smith reportedly told police, "I did it, and now I'm here to pay the piper and go on down the road." On Thursday, he stood up in the courtroom, and turned around to face the family.

"I just want to say I'm sorry," he said. "I don't know what to do."

Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Former cop pleads to murder, accepts life sentence