Man charged with murder goes back to jail

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Corey Smith
Corey Smith


A man accused of the rape and murder of a woman with Down syndrome has been ordered back to jail after a mental evaluation.

Court records show that Corey Smith, who is charged in the death of Pat Burley and the beating of another mentally disabled woman, was ordered into local custody Dec. 5. The order says the mental competency of Smith has been restored.

Smith had not been transferred from a state mental facility back into the Richmond County jail as of Wednesday morning, jail staff said.

Smith is charged with murder in connection with the August 2010 death of Burley, a 55-year-old woman who was well-known in her Laney-Walker Boulevard neighborhood.

Investigators later linked Smith to the beating of another woman four months before the slaying. He is accused of beating the 57-year-old woman with a brick, then sexually assaulting her.

Assistant District Attorney Natalie Paine filed motions Dec. 7 notifying Smith’s attorneys that she plans to present that attack during the murder trial as a “similar transaction.” Paine also plans to seek the maximum sentence allowable because Smith already was a felon, records shows.

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CABoatright
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CABoatright 12/14/11 - 12:34 pm
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Shoot on sight.
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Shoot on sight.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 12/15/11 - 10:43 am
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BACK to jail? Am I missing

BACK to jail? Am I missing something or should this guy never have gotten out? Maybe I misread the story but if this guy was walking the streets something is TERRIBLY,TERRIBLY wrong here to begin with....

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 12/15/11 - 10:45 am
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Never mind. I reread and he

Never mind. I reread and he came from a mental institution and was put back in jail afterwards (where he belongs forever and a day). My bad..

Jane18
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Jane18 12/15/11 - 12:04 pm
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"..................maximum

"..................maximum sentence allowable..........." What does that mean? Are you seeking the death penalty or not? This "*******" is a rapist and a murderer, what else do you need? The only mental evaluation of this guy is------------he is mean and no good to anyone, not even to himself.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/15/11 - 04:40 pm
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Jail until he dies or the

Jail until he dies or the death penalty, prefer the latter.

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