Susan Smith Asks For New Trial, South Carolina Mother Confessed To Killing Sons
Susan Smith Asks For New Trial
South Carolina Mother Confessed To Killing Sons
UPDATED: 1:45 pm EST January 25, 2010 "Snip" http://www.wyff4.com/news/22327344/detail.html
UNION, S.C. -- Susan Smith, the Union County mother sentenced to life in prison for killing her two sons by rolling her car into a lake, is asking for a new trial.
Solicitor Kevin Brackett said Smith claims her attorney failed to adequately represent her when she was on trial 15 years ago.
In a handwritten petition filed in Union County, Smith also claimed the trial was "unfair."
The appeal comes a month after her petition in federal court was dismissed.
Smith captured the national spotlight in 1994 when she told investigators and the world that her two young sons had been taken in a carjacking.
She later confessed to strapping them into their car seats and letting her car roll into a lake.