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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


For Immediate Release
January 30, 2000
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Death Row Inmate Dies
of Natural Causes

TALLAHASSEE - Death Row inmate Frank Lee Smith (DC# 016296/ DOB: 7/20/47) died of cancer this morning at North Florida Reception Center hospital in Lake Butler.

Smith was sentenced to death in May 1986 for the April 1985 murder of an 8-year-old girl in Broward County. Governor Bob Martinez signed a death warrant for him in October 1989.

Smith is the sixth Death Row inmate to die of natural causes since last year. Inmate Manuel Colina committed suicide at Union Correctional Institution in April. The death of inmate Frank Valdez at Florida State Prison in July is being investigated as a homicide. Inmate Allen Davis was executed in July.

Further information and photographs of all Florida prison inmates are available on our website at www.dc.state.fl.us under the inmate population search.