Child's accused murderer will stay in Florida jail
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CREATED Jun. 23, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A judge denying bail Sunday to a registered sex offender accused of abducting and killing an 8-year-old Florida girl.
Donald Smith was charged Saturday with murdering and kidnapping Charish Perriwinkle.
Authorities say he befriended Charish and her mother while they shopped Friday night.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's office says Smith had offered to buy them snacks, but walked out with Charish instead.
The girl's body was found in the woods near a church Saturday.
Smith's next court appearance is scheduled for July 16.