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Donna <i>Collins</i> Payant

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Lemuel Smith | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Smith is a serial killer that raped, robbed, and mutilated his victims. His last victim was prison guard, Donna Payont, whom, after the murder, was placed inside the prison dumpster

Lemuel Smith | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Smith is a serial killer that raped, robbed, and mutilated his victims. His last victim was prison guard, Donna Payont, whom, after the murder, was placed inside the prison dumpster

Corrections Officer Donna Payant was attacked and strangled by an inmate at the Green Haven Correctional Facility. The inmate was serving three consecutive life sentences for kidnapping and murdering two women.

Corrections Officer Donna Payant was attacked and strangled by an inmate at the Green Haven Correctional Facility. The inmate was serving three consecutive life sentences for kidnapping and murdering two women.

Lemuel Smith was born 23 July 1941 in Amsterdam New York.

Lemuel Smith was born 23 July 1941 in Amsterdam New York.

In July 1977 30 year old Marilee Wilson was abducted she was beaten raped and killed by Smith.

In July 1977 30 year old Marilee Wilson was abducted she was beaten raped and killed by Smith.

Payant 30 th Green Haven1

Payant 30 th Green Haven1

ALBANY — Lemuel Smith, the imprisoned-for-life serial killer and rapist once described by an Albany judge as the "poster boy for capital punishment," won a minor court battle this week.  Smith's victory came after he challenged a ruling by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision that found him guilty of "violating certain prison disciplinary rules," according to a decision issued Thursday by the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court.

Aging serial killer Lemuel Smith wins minor legal victory

ALBANY — Lemuel Smith, the imprisoned-for-life serial killer and rapist once described by an Albany judge as the "poster boy for capital punishment," won a minor court battle this week. Smith's victory came after he challenged a ruling by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision that found him guilty of "violating certain prison disciplinary rules," according to a decision issued Thursday by the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court.

Lemuel Smith | Photos | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Overlay of Smith's teeth on Donna Payant's breast.

Lemuel Smith | Photos | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Overlay of Smith's teeth on Donna Payant's breast.

Lemuel Smith - Confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard. Sentenced to death on June 10, 1983. Conmmuted to life in 1984.

Lemuel Smith - Confessed to the murders of five people, including an on-duty female prison guard. Sentenced to death on June 10, 1983. Conmmuted to life in 1984.

Donna Payant née Collins (March 22, 1950 – May 15, 1981) was a New York state corrections officer who was murdered while on duty at Green Haven Correctional Facility.  Donna Payant attended the corrections officers' academy in 1980, and had only worked at Greenhaven for about a month at the time of her murder. Investigation revealed that Payant had been killed by inmate Lemuel Smith, a rapist and two-time convicted murderer.

Donna Payant née Collins (March 22, 1950 – May 15, 1981) was a New York state corrections officer who was murdered while on duty at Green Haven Correctional Facility. Donna Payant attended the corrections officers' academy in 1980, and had only worked at Greenhaven for about a month at the time of her murder. Investigation revealed that Payant had been killed by inmate Lemuel Smith, a rapist and two-time convicted murderer.

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