Ohio executes man who killed, raped 6-month-old

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 am

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing a 6-month-old as he raped her was executed Wednesday despite his arguments that he never meant to hurt her.

Steve Smith, 46, was executed by lethal injection in the September 1998 killing of his live-in girlfriend’s daughter, Autumn Carter, in Mansfield in northern Ohio. He was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m.

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