Out of all the crimes that a human being can commit, infanticide is one of the few that curdles the blood the most.
It is the destruction of more innocent and precious things in our society; it is like the destruction of life itself.
And that was precisely the crime that Susan Smith, a twenty-three-year-old single mother from South Carolina, did back in 1994 when she dumped her car into John D. Long Lake with her two sons inside it.
Of three years old, Michael and Alex, of fourteen months, were drowned that day while still tied to their seats.
Not contented with doing this, Susan Smith initiated a whole search for a supposed ‘black man’ who had stolen her car away with her two children still inside.
Keep reading as we review ten facts on the story of Smith, a perfect example of the worst that a human being can be.
10 A Troubled Childhood
Susan Smith’s childhood opened with the suicide of her father when she was six years old after he was suffering from depression all through the early years of her infancy.
Her widowed mother married Beverly Russell from the Christian Coalition’s local chapter, who proceeded to molest his adoptive daughter well until the end of her adolescence.
Susan tried to commit suicide herself at 13, and then again after high school when her affair with an older, married man came to an end. This would be a pattern that prefigured her latter, sick and criminal actions.
9 David Smith And Tom Findlay
But before that, Susan got married. She got married to a high school friend and now coworker at a grocery store, David Smith, after discovering that she was pregnant with his child.
They would name him Michael. After his birth, however, things started to get cold for the young couple.
Susan eventually began a relationship with the son of her boss and a young man named Tom Findlay, who would dump her after discovering that she was still going back to David from time to time.