On March 16, 2006, Joseph Smith was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the Super Bowl Sunday 2004 rape and murder of Carlie Brucia, 11, in Sarasota Florida. Carlie was reported missing within 30 minutes of her abduction. The case made national headlines when police released surveillance video showing the girl’s abduction.
Carlie Brucia, 11, from Sarasota, Fla., disappeared on Super Bowl Sunday in February 2004. Her body was discovered on the grounds of a nearby church four days later.