When Smith, 39, heard the verdicts – his attorney waived the right to offer a closing statement in the case – he pursed his lips and nodded, CNN reports.
Sentencing for Smith, a former car mechanic and the father of three daughters, is scheduled for Nov. 28, and his attorney is said to be gearing up to argue against Smith's being put to death.
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"He should've never been out of jail," Carlie's mother, Susan Schorpen, in tears, told reporters after the verdicts. "The law has to change." Thanking members of the jury for having reached their decision, she added: "I lost one of the most precious things to me in my life because of an animal, a disgusting, perverted animal."