Home invasion suspect Delmer Smith returned to Sarasota, he is still a supect in the rape and murder of Georgeann Lee Smith who was beaten to death with a baseball bat.
SARASOTA — Serial home invasion and rape suspect Delmer Smith III has been extradited to the Sarasota County jail to face charges in four home invasions in which women were beaten and two raped. Smith, 38, had been in the Pinellas County jail for weeks after federal authorities charged him with violating his probation on a bank robbery conviction.
Sarasota authorities charged him Oct. 5 with four Sarasota home invasions where detectives say he left his DNA, but waited to bring him to Sarasota until federal authorities resolved his probation violation charge. He has since been sentenced to two years federal prison for the violation.
Smith will now faces several charges of armed home invasion, false imprisonment and rape in Sarasota. He is also a suspect in as many as seven similar attacks in Manatee and Sarasota counties, including the beating death of a woman, Georgeann Lee Smith in her Sarasota home.
The arrest of Smith sparked controversy after the FBI revealed the agency had his DNA from his time in prison throughout the home invasion attacks, but it had not been entered into federal DNA databases due to a backlog. more from this source.............
Justice for Georgann Lee Smith in Sarasota Fl, Ex-Con Delmer Smith III Raped And Beat Georgann Lee Smith To Death With A Baseball Bat, Delemr Smith Is A Serial Rapist.
Oct. 18th, 2009 at 9:35 PM
Marjie Snow Almeter (Marjie Smith)
"His name is Delmer Smith III ... did he rape and beat 4 other women in a similar manner as Georgann? Yes he did, but he didn't use a baseball bat on his other victims. The police have DNA to link this creep to 4 women (in Sarasota Fl), their homes were invaded & robbed by him.
We still await for the missing link to tie him to the murder of our beloved sister. 6 1/2 months since we were robbed by the epitome of evil, 6 1/2 months since I've heard her tell me she loved me, 6 1/2 months since she uploaded me a photo of herself on her cell phone & 6 1/2 months that I've missed dearly of hearing her complain about one thing or another.
I wish the Lord could turn back time, but I know this to never be ... I can only look forward to the day when we are caught up in the clouds to be forever with our Lord!