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Article updated: 6/28/2013 10:26 AM

Police: Fla. girl, 8, was victim of predator

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Rayne Perrywinkle, right, is consoled at the casket of her daughter, 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, at Paxon Revival Center Church on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla. Cherish, who police say was targeted by a registered sex offender, was abducted and killed last Friday.

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Donald James Smith, a registered sex offender, is accused of abducting and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.

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When a fellow shopper at a dollar store offered to take Rayne Perrywinkle and her three children to Wal-Mart to buy them McDonald's and buy a dress for her 8-year-old daughter, she graciously accepted. But police say the man was a predator, not a good Samaritan, who seized the opportunity to snatch the woman's daughter and kill her. The slaying marked a tragic end to Cherish Perrywinkle's short life.
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    • Rayne Perrywinkle, right, is consoled at the casket of her daughter, 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle, at Paxon Revival Center Church on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla. Cherish, who police say was targeted by a registered sex offender, was abducted and killed last Friday.
    •  Donald James Smith, a registered sex offender, is accused of abducting and killing 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle.
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