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Samuel Smithers Florida Death Row

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Samuel Smithers was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for two murders in a ten day period. According to court documents Sam Smithers would murder Cristy Cowan and Denise Roach over a short time frame. Each woman had been beaten with Christy Cowan being killed by being struck with an axe and Denise Roach would be stabbed to death. Samuel Smithers would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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Samuel Smithers 2021 Information

DC Number:124639
Birth Date:01/30/1953
Initial Receipt Date:07/15/1999
Current Facility:UNION C.I.
Current Custody:MAXIMUM
Current Release Date:DEATH SENTENCE

Samuel Smithers More News

Longtime Plant City residents remember the murder trial and death row sentence of former church deacon Sam Smithers, who was sentenced in the late 1990s for killing two prostitutes in Plant City.

In early 2016, Investigation Discovery will air an episode about Smithers and his case on “Deadly Sins” says Debbie Sullivan, a publicist for Investigation Discovery.

“It’s been filmed,” Sullivan said. “We were down there in early September.”

Smithers was convicted for killing Christy Cowan, 24, and Denise Roach, 31, between May 12 and May 28, 1996. He was arrested on May 28, 1996 and sentenced to death in June of 1999 on two counts of first-degree murder charges

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