Eric Smith, convicted child killer, released from prison

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) — Eric Smith, nationally known for killing 4-year-old Derrick Robie in 1993, has been released from prison.

Smith had been granted parole back in November of 2021, but his release was delayed because he had not gotten an approved address, a requirement for parolees.

Smith, who is now 41, made national headlines after killing Robie in 1993. Smith was 13 at the time.

At his last parole hearing, Smith said he would likely stay with his mother until he could find his own place. However, her address is unknown. Smith said he then plans to either get an apartment or a down payment on a house and hopefully move in with his fiancee.

It is unknown whether or not Smith will return to Steuben County or live somewhere else.