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Killer of 4-year-old boy in 1993 reportedly granted parole

Posted at 2:49 PM, Oct 15, 2021

Eric Smith, the then-13-year-old convicted of murdering a 4-year-old in 1993, has reportedly been granted parole.

According to WHAM and WENY, Smith, 41, could be released from the Woodbourne Correctional Facility sometime in mid-November.

Smith made national headlines when he lured Derrick Robie into the woods and killed him in 1993 with a rock in Savona, New York.

According to the Associated Press, Smith was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1994 and was sentenced to nine years to life in prison.

The AP reported that Smith was denied parole last year for the 10th time.