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WATCH LIVE: Sentencing expected today in Donald Smith trial

UPDATE: The jury has recommend that Donald Smith be put to death

"An eye for an eye" Rayne Perrywinkle on daughter's killer's proposed death sentence

VIDEO: Donald Smith's reaction after jury recommends death penalty


Five years ago, Donald Smith, 61, raped and brutally murdered 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

He was found guilty on Feb. 14 and today he's expected to learn his sentence for the gruesome crime that has captivated many around the country.

The 61-year-old is facing life in prison or death penalty.

It's unclear when the man accused of killing Cherish Perrywinkle, 8, will go to trial. The suspect will appear in court for another pre-trial hearing July 2.

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