Steven T. Smith was executed by the state of Ohio on May 1, 2013. He was pronounced dead at 10:29 am EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio, Steven was 46 years of age. Steven was executed for the brutal rape and murder of 6-month-old Autumn Breeze Carter, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend, on September 29, 1998, in Mansfield, Ohio.
As a child, Steven was physical abused, until his mother remarried. Steven had a history of alcohol abuse and was black-out drunk when he committed his crime. He had started drinking at a young age. Steven was unemployed at the time of his crime and watched Autumn and her sister while their mother worked.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Autumn Carter. Please pray for the family of Steven.