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Judge Gives Edward Smith 124 Years


By Lenora Moody

Staff Writer

Brevard resident Edward Smith was sentenced to 124 years in prison for the rape of his adopted daughter.

The 65-year-old Smith was originally charged with 14 counts of statutory rape and two counts of sex offenses from a report made by his adopted daughter in 2005.

After a two-day trial, the jury was asked to deliberate yesterday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., the jury came back with a verdict of guilty.

According to a Transylvania County Sheriff's Office official, before Smith's sentencing, he stood before Hyatt and admitted to his wrongdoings.

The Sheriff's Office...

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