Release delayed for Steuben County child killer Eric Smith

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM/WHEC) — Eric Smith, nationally known for killing 4-year-old Derrick Robie, was granted parole back in October and was scheduled to be released on Nov. 17, but his release has been stalled because he does not have an approved residence.

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

Our Elmira affiliate, WETM, is reporting that Smith was expected to present a plan for life following incarceration, including potential employment and a residence at his parole hearing because he will need to be monitored by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for the rest of his life due to the nature of his sentence.