Probably in light of what Andrea Yates did, TLC ressurected a special they did about Susan Smith. As I watch this and they interviewed David Smith years later, he had tears in his eyes when he talks about his two boys. I was struck with the difference that he presented compared to Russell Yates. Susan murdered her children and then for 9 days presented this charade of the story of a carjacking. She went on talk shows and tearfully pleaded for the release of her boys, knowing all the time she was the monster who took their lives. She tried to claim she was guilty by reason of insanity, but they threw that out. Then she said it was a suicide gone bad, but the prosecution showed that she had gotten out of the car while it was on the boat ramp and released the parking brake and fled while her boys pleaded with her to come and get them. So who is the bigger monster here, Susan or Andrea, or are they just monsters of a different color?
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