Smith didn't need to hurt them again

Within hours after Brewton resident William Douglas Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to multiple sex crimes against young boys we began receiving telephone calls questioning why someone who molested so many young boys got off with a 20-year sentence.

Most of the people we talked too felt the least he should have received is life, while others said he should be taken out on the front lawn of the courthouse and shot.

Smith was scheduled to be tried by a jury Wednesday morning in Brewton on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 on two young victims. The jury had been...

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