Case Misrepresentation

Raye Dawn Smith was wrongfully convicted of enabling child abuse with a sentence of 27 years without the possibility of parole in an unfair trial in front of a media-biased jury.  Read more... 

Bullied into Prison

Raye Dawn's ex-mother-in-law started a Web site to enlist the sympathy of the public and the support of Mike Porter, the man charged with her daughter's murder and sexual assault. Read more... 

Justice Denied

Mike Porter, the man charged with the murder and sexual assault of Raye's two-year-old daughter was given a plea of 30 years for enabling child abuse. Due to his plea, he never faced a jury or the possibility of the death penalty and Raye was taken to trial. Read more...  


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Books about the case:

Bashboard Bullies

The Naked Truth Bound in Scorn

A Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story

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Case Update:

Raye filed her federal appeal at the end of February, 2012.