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Cherish Perrywinkle's killer sent to prison on death row

Donald Smith sentenced to death Wednesday

Donald Smith's mugshot from the Dept. of Corrections
Donald Smith's mugshot from the Dept. of Corrections

RAIFORD, Fla. – Just hours after he was sentenced to death for the murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, Donald Smith was sent to prison, according to the inmate log from the Florida Department of Corrections.

A judge ruled Wednesday Smith, the man who kidnapped raped and strangled Cherish, should pay for his crimes with his life.

READ: Judge sentences Donald Smith to death

Records from the DOC show Smith was picked up from the Duval County jail at 5 a.m. Thursday.

Smith reported to the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler for screening tests and then sent to death row in the Florida State Prison.