Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sarasota Prosecutors Seek Life In Prison In First Delmer Smith Trial But Pass On Charging Him With Rape And The Baseball Bat Bludgeon Death of Georgeann Smith.
SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE.... - Prosecutors still want the death penalty for Delmer Smith, the man accused in a rash of violent home invasions in 2009 that included rapes and the murder of a Manatee County doctor's wife. But first they want to make sure Smith never walks free again.
Rather than wait for the capital murder trial scheduled in March, prosecutors will first try Smith, 40, in Sarasota County next week on one of the home invasion cases where the charge may be less serious but the evidence is strongest.
Authorities say Smith's DNA was found in the woman's house, and detectives found her stolen property among Smith's possessions — including a firearm and the woman's stolen laptop that Smith's girlfriend was using to work as a disc jockey.
The case is not the most serious or violent of those Smith is accused of. But the case provides prosecutors a chance to first convict Smith in a case where he would automatically get the maximum sentence — life in prison — because of his prior violent record. Prosecutors are not offering a plea deal.
And if they win a conviction, prosecutors plan to use the home invasion robberies as "aggravating factors" in the murder case, creating a stronger argument why Smith would deserve the ultimate penalty, DEATH!
Sarasota Cops Have DNA Evidence That Links Serial Rapist Delmer Smith to Murder of Georgeann Smith But State Attorney Won’t Charge, Gutless.
In what must be the most gutless move ever by the State Attorney’s Office in Sarasota Fl, they refuse to charge serial rapist and murderer Delmer Smith with the rape and brutal baseball bat murder of Geprgeann Smith even though cops have found the DNA of Delmer Smith in Georgeann’s house.
What the hell, does the State Attorney’s office think that serial rapist Delmer Smith just happened to stop by Georgeann Smith’s house for a drink and a visit, she had no prior connection to this mad dog.
Earl Moreland State Attorney
Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Criminal Justice Building
2071 Ringling Blvd., Suite 400
Sarasota, FL 34237-7000
(941) 861-4465 Fax
From the begining of Delmer Smith’s reign of terror in the Sarasota-Bradenton area I had been adamant about his link to the murder and rape of Georgeann Smith on JoAnn Drive in Sarasota Fl.
Sarasota Bradenton Home Invasion Intruder Made a Mistake with GeorgeAnn Smith, She Was Young, Not the Home Owner and a Black Belt in Karate. Posted: April 25, 2009 by pibillwarner. GeorgeAnn Smith, 37, had recently moved into the house on Jo-An Drive where she was murdered by Sarasota-Bradenton Home invader Delmer Smith, she was renting the house and was not the listed property owner (an elderly couple).
GeorgeAnn Smith was not the typical victim of Sarasota-Bradenton Home Invader Delmer Smith, she was 30 to 40 years younger than the previous and subsequent victims, she was not listed as the owner of the house and she had a black belt in karate with multiple advanced degrees, 6th to 10th.
Sarasota-Bradenton Home Invader Delmer Smith had his hands full with GeorgeAnn Smith, she was a fighter, she was not going to take it lying down, she more than likely pulled off his mask, she was a black belt in karate trained in self defence but going up against an armed intruder who obviously had no qualms about maiming, or now, killing a woman.
GeorgeAnn Smith was a hero, she fought back against Delemr Smith, it may have cost her life, but there is no second guessing the situation, she was attacked and she defended herself, no black belt in karate (an expert in martial arts) is going to accept a hit in the head and possible sexual abuse without fighting back, it is just that simple
From information obtained from Georgeann Smith’s sister, Marjie Snow Almeter, it became apparant that ex-con dirtbag Delmer Smith had broken into Georgeann Smith’s house, violently fought with her, then raped and murdered her.
Sarasota Home invasion suspect Delmer Smith raped and beat to death Georgann Lee Smith on Joann Drive Sarasota, she was beaten to death with a baseball bat, she had been bound and raped, she had been home alone.
“His name is Delmer Smith III … did he rape and beat 4 other women in a similar manner as Georgann? Yes he did, but he didn’t use a baseball bat on his other victims. The police have DNA to link this creep Delmer Smith to 4 women (in Sarasota Fl), their homes were invaded and he robbed and raped them.
Thirty-seven-year-old Georgann Lee Smith was killed in her home Monday April 6, 2009 in the 2100 block of JoAnn Drive in Sarasota, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Delmer Smith has not been charged in that case.
FROM Georgeann Smith’s sister July 27th, 2011…They linked Delmer Smith to being in my sister’s (Georgeann Smith) home. I received a call earlier in the day and it was confirmed by the Sarasota Detectives. The bad part is they can’t link him to her murder, because there is no evidence to prove it. The Lead detective re-submitted a piece of evidence to forensics to have a special test performed and that was the link. They found his DNA! I just don’t understand why we have to go through this.
Yes, I’m very happy that he is behind bars, but I want his name in BIG BOLD LETTERS on a newspaper clipping saying that he (Delmer Smith) was the one who BRUTALLY MURDERED Georgann, with a beautiful picture of her off to the left. She never received any coverage for her murder. Only that they identified the body of a deceased woman. That is horrible! I wish someone would step in and do an article on her because she was truly an angel. The State Attorney will not charge Delmer Smith because of lack of evidence, so we still do not have JUSTICE! The only justice there is is that he will never leave prison because of everything else he’s done to all the other women!
Marjie Snow Almeter.
Get Real Sarasota State Attorney’s office and GROW A PAIR!
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com