Judge Gives Edward Smith 124 Years
By Lenora Moody
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...