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Paul Sterling Smith – Convicted Sex Offender

A woman has come forward detailing her history of living with Alisa Maier’s abductor when Paul Sterling Smith was in his twenties. The boy Smith was convicted of sodomizing was her 10 year old son. Paul Sterling Smith was convicted and served 11 years in prison.

Those eleven years are a drop in the bucket considering the lifetime of memories he gave one family. Memories that may now fade a little since Paul Sterling Smith made a choice to end his life when confronted by law enforcement in the kidnapping of 4 year old Alisa Maier from Louisiana Missouri.

I have to continue to wonder if Paul Sterling Smith may have been involved in Angie Marie Housman’s kidnapping and murder (Saint Ann Missouri) or perhaps Charles Arlin Henderson (Moscow Mills Missouri) or Tracy Pickett (Joplin Missouri) or Scott Kleeschulte (Saint Charles)? Perhaps there will be answers as the investigation continues into the life and death of convicted sex offender Paul Sterling Smith.

I pray for those who were hurt by Paul Sterling Smith, for Paul himself, for Paul’s family, for Alisa Maier, and for the family of Alisa Maier. The world feels a little safer tonight for children in Missouri. Perhaps as the day fades into night those hurt by Paul Smith will find some peace.

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John Evander Couey is Dead

John Evander Couey is dead, at 51. He died September 30th while on Florida’s death row. A convicted child sex offender, Couey was sentenced to death in 2007 for the horrific kidnapping and murder of 9 year old Jessica Marie Lunsford. On February 23, 2005, John Evander Couey took Jessica Marie Lunsford from her bed, where lived with her father, Mark, and her paternal grandparents in Homosassa, Florida. John Evander Couey was living in a trailer home less than 200 yards from the Lunsford’s home. He was a convicted sex offender at the time he abducted Jessica. Before burying Jessica alive he kept her in a closet and sexually assaulted her. Police questioned Couey and it is believed Jessica may have been alive and in the trailer at the times police were at his door. Couey blamed drugs and alcohol on why he killed Jessica, and had voiced remorse on his actions saying he “feels sorry for her parents.” Personally the world feels safer knowing this sick pedophile will never hurt another child.