JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The three white crosses in the Perrywinkle's front yard are a daily reminder of 8-year-old Cherish.
But the crush of information concerning Donald Smith, her accused killer, has made it hard for the family to remember her in peace.
New documents released by the Department of Children and Families show Smith refused to participate in his own treatment several times and declined to be interviewed or attend therapy.
In prison, Smith was constantly in trouble.
Documents show he lied to prison officials, and was found in possession of narcotics and other contraband.
His answers to prison officials changed by the day.
At one point he told a psychologist he had "no comment" about whether or not he had violent sexual fantasies.
Asked 4 months later, Smith said, "not anymore, I don't."
Explaining why he didn't want to participate in treatment while incarcerated, he said, "this program will never touch the type of modalities I've been through."
In 2006, a team of psychologists determined he did not meet the criteria to be locked up in the state's treatment facility for violent sexual offenders, in part, because he refused to be interviewed.
When he was released, a court agreement shows that he was scheduled to receive Depo-Lupron shots to chemically castrate him.
The documents do not show if he actually followed through with the treatment, and DCF said that's medically privileged information.
While the new information might shed some light on Donald Smith, Cherish's mother's boyfriend says it won't bring their little girl back.
First Coast News