Child killer Eric Smith denied parole for an eighth time

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A Southern Tier man convicted of murdering a 4-year-old when he was 13 will remain behind bars.

Eric Smith was denied parole for an eighth time on Monday.

Smith was convicted of second degree murder in 1994 and sentenced to nine years to life in prison in connection with the death of 4-year-old Derrick Robie.

Smith lured the boy into the woods in the Steuben County town of Savona, hit him with a rock, stuffed paper in his mouth, and crushed his skull with a 26-pound rock.

Smith remains imprisoned in Collins Correctional Facility in Erie County.

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