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Donald Smith pleads not guilty to murder of Cherish Perrywinkle

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Updated: 7/16/2013 12:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man accused of killing Cherish Perrywinkle pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

The convicted sex offender is facing charges of murder, kidnapping, sexual battery and child endangerment.

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Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Smith, who is accused of kidnapping the 8-year-old girl from a Walmart store on Lem Turner last month.

Police found Cherish's body behind a church the next day.
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