Judge grants 2 motions from Donald Smith's defense

Man accused in 2013 kidnapping, rape, murder of Cherish Perrywinkle

By Elizabeth Campbell - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A judge approved two motions Monday morning from a lawyer representing Donald Smith, the man accused of the 2013 kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle. 

Smith's defense presented two motions in court Monday dealing with administrative costs, because he is being represented by private counsel. The judge granted the motions.

Smith will be in court again Jan. 25 for a status hearing.

His trial had been set for Jan. 17 but was delayed for the sixth time after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that it would take a unanimous jury verdict to recommend the death penalty.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in Smith's case.

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