Published On: Sat, May 14th, 2016

New video shows Donald Smith luring Cherish Perrywinkle away

A chilling video and phone recordings released by Florida State Attorney’s Office reveal the last moments of Cherish Perrywinkle, the eight-year-old girl who was kidnapped from a Walmart in 2013, then raped and murdered before her body was found in front of a church.

The footage is from the Walmart, where Donald Smith took the girl, luring her away while her mother and sisters shopped.

Security camera footage shows Rayne Perrywinkle and her three daughters, including Cherish, shop for clothing.

Rayne has detailed how Smith, then age 56, approached her and the family and offered to help with the kids.

The account is confirmed by the camera footage, showing the gray-haired man approach the family and they then talk. Note how fixated Smith is on Cherish when Rayne turns away.

Smith was charged with Cherish’s murder in 2013. He has a court appearance next month.

Action News Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson told Fox News that the man “…is eyeing this little girl right here.That’s where his mind, his attention is – all on Cherish.”


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