Child killer Susan Smith is exchanging flirty messages with at least six men in prison while serving life for the murder of her two sons.
The South Carolina mom has been corresponding with the men from behind bars at Leath Correctional Institution in Greenwood.
One of her lovers has even created a fictional version of their lives together in the game The Sims, naming a child Michael in a sick tribute to one of the sons she drowned.
Meanwhile several have offered her a place to stay after she is released ahead of an upcoming parole hearing in November 2024.
It comes after numerous infractions in jail for sex, drugs and self-harm.
Child killer Susan Smith (pictured in undated mugshot) has been romantically corresponding with at least six men from prison
Smith struck up the relationships while serving a life sentence at Leath Correctional Institution in Greenwood, South Carolina for the murder of her two sons Michael, 3, and Alex, 14 months
David and Susan Smith arrive at the Union County Sheriff’s office in Union, South Carolina on October 27, 1994. Her family said she has always had a ‘messy’ love life.
Smith has so far served 27 years for drowning her two sons in 1994 by strapping them into the back of a car and letting it roll into a lake after the man she was having an affair with said he didn’t want children.
The family of the cold-hearted killer was unsurprised by her love life, which they described as ‘messy’.
‘That’s Susan for you. She’s always had a messy love life. Some things don’t change. But she seems to be happy,’ a relative told The Messenger.
The outlet also obtained exchanges between Smith and a man who refers to her by the nickname ‘Pookie’.
‘Dearest Pookie,’ he wrote on August 13, ‘Been thinking of you and miss you soooooo much. Hoping I can do something for you soon…Love you so much it hurts, Your Pookie.’
The suitor, who has set up a fake life in the Sims, is a 60-year-old airline pilot.
While another revealed he arranges to speak with Smith while the woman he is living with goes out.
‘I just find her interesting and misunderstood. She’s not what you think she is,’ one of the men told the organization.
Law enforcement officials, 1 clad in scuba gear, talking lakeside as they comb the water’s bottom for the car of Susan Smith, who admitted to drowning her sons in John D. Long Lake
A shrine was set up at the John D. Long Lake shore site of the drowning of Smith’s sons who claimed they had been abducted
‘She’s a good person who did something terrible when she was young and not in her right mind. People can change.’
Another was not bothered by the fact he was one of several suitors.
‘I don’t judge her,’ he said: ‘She is free to talk to anyone she wants to. I love her and want her to be happy.’
Smith is one of the most notorious killers in South Carolina over the heinous crime she committed aged 22.
She was convicted of murdering 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex after a man she was having an affair with said he didn’t want kids.
Smith’s boys disappeared on October 25, 1994.
That day, she told deputies they had been taken by an unidentified black man during a carjacking and she wept on national television as she and her husband David begged for their safe return.
But her story quickly unraveled and she was forced to admit she had strapped her kids into the back of her car, and let it roll into a lake.
It was claimed she carried out the heartless crime after a man she was having an affair with left her claiming he didn’t want children.
David Smith, father of the boys, leaves the church after funeral services for the two young boys
David Smith holds up a picture of his murdered sons Michael and Alex and smiles after his ex-wife [Susan] Smith was sentenced to life imprisonment on two counts of murder
Smith was sentenced to life in prison for two counts of murder but continued to find herself in trouble behind bars, receiving at least five infractions for self-mutilation and the use and possession of narcotics or marijuana, among other things.
Smith was disciplined twice in 2010 and once in 2015 after being caught with marijuana and narcotics.
She was initially incarcerated in Columbia, but had to be transferred to Leath following multiple sex scandals.
In 2000, aged 28, she was disciplined for having sex four times with 50-year-old prison guard Houston Cagle – who was later jailed for three months for the affair.
Smith confessed to the sexual encounter with Cagle after testing positive for an STI.
The following year it emerged prison captain Alfred Rowe had sex with her and he was sentenced to five years probation.
Former cellmate Stephanie Hulsey said Smith also had a girlfriend, alongside her male paramours.
Smith insists she is ‘not the monster society thinks I am’ and revealed to reporters in 2015 that she had been planning to kill herself, not her sons, on the night of the tragedy.
Smith is led from the Union County Courthouse after the first day of testimony in the penalty phase of her trial. Smith was convicted in the October 25, 1994 murders of her sons
‘I had planned to kill myself first and leave a note behind telling what had happened,’ Smith said. ‘I didn’t believe I could face my family when the truth was revealed.’
She also refuted claims she had hurt her children to be with a man as ‘so far from the truth’ and said she was not in her right mind at the time of the killings.
In 2012, she attempted to take her own life at age 40 after smuggling in a razor blade and a long history with depression predating the murders.
Her stepfather Beverly Russell admitted during the initial court case that the responsibility for the tragedy was not solely hers to bear however, revealing on the stand that he had molested Smith as a teen.
Russell partly mortgaged his home in order to pay for Smith’s defense at trial.
Smith is due a parole hearing in November 2024 in which she will request a release hearing, something her former husband David Smith opposes.
THE SUSAN SMITH SAGA: AN HORRIFIC DECEIT THAT CAPTIVATED AMERICA
Smith’s boys, 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex, disappeared Oct. 25, 1994.
She told deputies they had been taken by an unidentified black man during a carjacking and she wept on national television as she begged for their safe return.
Nine days later, Smith confessed, and the boys’ bodies were found in the car, submerged a few feet from a boat ramp at John D. Long Lake in Union County.
Smith was convicted in July 1995. Prosecutor Tommy Pope had sought the death penalty, and he considers the case a loss.
Smith’s lawyers vigorously fought to save her life.
They brought in testimony she had sex with her stepfather and several other men to argue she was depressed and intended to stay in the car and commit suicide with her sons, but decided to jump out after releasing the emergency brake.
The case incensed the black community because Smith claimed a black man carjacked her and drove off with the children.
October 17, 1994: By most accounts, the Susan Smith saga truly began when a man named Tom Findley, with whom Smith was having an affair, broke things off. He said in a letter that he did not want children.
October 25, 1994: Susan Smith drowned Alex and Michael in her car, which she eased off a lake boat access ramp
October 25, 1994: Smith tells police she was carjacked by a black man, who drove off with the boys
November 2, 1994: Smith and her husband David famously appear on national TV. Smith tearfully begs for the boys return
November 3, 1994: Smith confesses to drowning Alex and Michael. That same day, divers recover the boys’ bodies beneath 18 feet of water
July 22, 1995: A jury finds Smith guilty on two counts of murder
July 28, 1995: Smith is sentenced to life in prison
September 11, 2000: Smith is found guilty of sexual misconduct after being caught engaging in sex acts with two correctional officers, who were both fired.
Smith received revocation of 45 days of recreational privileges and 75 days of canteen privileges
Smith was also disciplined in April 2009, April 2010 and in June 2012.
Sources: The State and S.C. Department of Corrections via Herald Online