Tony Smith

Introducing Tony Smith

Hi, my name is Tony Smith. I am 43 years of age and have been incarcerated since 1998. To address the pink elephant in the room, so to speak, I was convicted for the crime of murder.

When I was a young boy, did I ever think that I would be locked up for murder? ABSOLUTELY NOT! In fact, my goal was to be a millionaire/businessman by the time I reached the age of 28.

I became an event planner/concert promoter by the age of 18 (see “The Weekender” in The Columbus Dispatch Newspaper – Thursday, April 8, 1993 – page 10). There are other newspaper articles publicizing events that I planned, organized, coordinated, and promoted featuring national recording artists such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Mack 10, Outkast, and others. I also had made contact with music moguls such as Russell Simmons, Raphael Sideeq, managers of various recording artists, actors, and many other entertainment figures. I had dreams and aspirations of making it big. Anyone that met me, or knew me personally, would have never thought or believed that I would be in this predicament – and neither did I – not in a million years.

Twenty (20) long years of reflection, soul-searching, prayer, and transformation has taken place to develop me into the man that I am today. The blogs posted will not reflect who I was at the age of twenty-three (23), when I was incarcerated, but rather, who I am now at the age of forty-three (43).

I have invested my time wisely these last twenty (20) years. I’ve only had one (1) disciplinary situation during this time, but the majority of my energy has been used to complete over one-hundred (100) programs offered by the prison system, volunteers, and correspondence – some documented, some not. I’ve contributed to the lives of fellow prisoners through mentoring and creating several programs which are currently in use by the prison system to assist in transforming the lives of inmates.

There are many other things that I’m involved in, such as helping the community that exists outside of prison walls; I sit on the Executive Committee of the MCI – NAACP Prison Branch, serving in capacity of Vice President, where we donate thousands of dollars to the Battered Women’s Shelter, Mental Health programs, Reentry Programs, etc.

On a daily basis, I attempt to keep a positive mindset, despite my current circumstance. I serve the Lord Jesus Christ and keep hope alive in my heart. My goals have changed over the years. I now want to help as many people as possible and give, give, give……. especially since I was responsible for taking the beautiful life of Ms. Lilius Landrum from this earth. I am ashamed, embarrassed, and deeply sorrowful for being a vessel used to do such a purely evil deed. The least I can do with my life, even if from behind prison walls, is dedicate myself to doing good for the rest of my days. It will never bring Lilius back, or make up for my wrong, but I have to do what I can do to make amends to everyone I’ve hurt through my actions. And even though Lilius can’t benefit personally from any good deed I may be able to do for others, they can stand in proxy of my victim – the beautiful and kind-hearted, Ms. Lilius Landrum. God bless her soul. Please forgive me Lilius for what I did as a young man to you….

If any readers of my blog postings would like to contact me, please feel free to do so by either:

U.S. mail:
Tony Rahmel Smith, #367-391
Marion Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 57
Marion, Ohio 43301

or

E-mail (you must set up an account through J-pay.com by entering my inmate DOC #, which is 367-391).

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  1. You’re blaming the victim?

    She was the helper type, thinking she could save someone. By all accounts she was a nice girl and an aspiring actress. To bad she didn’t recognize an abuser and predator – but they know how to pick victims.

    Given that she went back to live in that house with no electricity or running water, there’s a question in my mind about her mental health.

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  2. Wow. I am super late on reading this Article but I saw it on Tv about 2 Weeks ago. I’m speechless really because it takes a certain type of Person to decapitate someone. We shall see if he get out next Year but from what I gathered from Tv… he’s not getting out.

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  3. He can blog, plead his case, read mail, etc. Lilius can never do those things. Prayerfully when he’s eligible for parole again in 2022 he will once again be denied.

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  4. You shouldn’t be alive. Your a waste of taxpayers money and air. You are mentally ill and shouldnt be here. You will only do the same thing

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  5. I won’t say whether or not Mr. Smith deserves to be paroled. I will say that as someone with many years of experience with inmates, including Mr. Smith, is that he really has spent his time in prison trying to better himself and helping inmates, and has done a lot of good deeds, creating and contributing to programs that help not only inmates, but citizens in the communities around the prisons he’s been in. Is this all a devious ploy to one day get the parole board to let him out, or has he truly changed his heart and mind? I can’t say, as it’s impossible to really know what goes on in someone else’s mind. How many times have people been hurt by someone they were closer to than anyone else? Is it worth the risk to let him out? As horrific as his crime was, I highly doubt the parole board will ever release him. They may consider it when Mr. Smith is so old and infirm that he physically can’t hurt anyone but even then, it’s very unlikely. I don’t think it does anyone any good holding hate for him in their hearts, or by leaving nasty comments here. My heart goes out to his victim’s family and friends and to his family and friends as well and hope that they have found some peace. These kind of crimes create so many victims.

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    • Oh, please do say he should never be paoled. Use a braincell and have an opinion.

      He chopped off a woman’s head, put it in a bucket and urinated on it. Imagine her terror and fear.

      Here, let me say it for you – Tony whatever the heck his last name is, because I don’t care, should never, ever be paroled and should only leave prison in a box, just like where is victim now resides forever – no parole for her.

      See? That was easy.

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    • Dude fuck you nobody has to forgive or forget this monster. Let him out to live with you. The rest of us want him to die where he is. If he can blog then people can comment whatever they want just like you did.

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  6. I am really shocked and appalled that this man has the opportunity to get out of jail. That’s ridiculous. This man should have gotten the death penalty. This is not justice for the victim’s family. I do not believe he is sorry. I believe he is sorry he got caught, and is suffering the consequences. He NEVER EVER needs to get out of jail. I can’t express how strongly I feel about this.

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  7. What u did to that beautiful woman was very devilish! Ur evil and u deserve to be look up for life,they should have given you the Death Penalty! I pray the parole board denies ur release.

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    • I couldn’t agree more. I can’t help but think his actions are a ploy for his next hearing. This man NEVER needs to get out of prison. EVER.

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    • Tony is evil period you claim you were god feard then and yet you decapitated a woman so if you claim you found god again you might be a serial killer now I don’t know what God you found cuz I know my God is a loving forgiving Fair God I said fair so there are places for people like you and it’s limited. You’re just from the other side and that’s how this world works your facade is not going to change who you are a cold blooded sadistic crazy murderer you took your time to do that you thought about that that’s who you are you sent police on a high-speed chase put other lives in danger in a car you stole you try to pretend you are crazy using a sanity defense to get away from what you purposely did your a killer you’re a fraud you did not succeed in the entertainment business you only basically brushed by people and you hated that you had nothing she wanted bills paid you wasn’t doing shit hiding behind Jesus name you have not changed you just found a different facade to hide behind. I hope in 2022 when you go before the parole board again that they don’t let you out you deserve to spend the rest of your life whatever that life is worth to whoever Right Where You Are

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  8. You’ve no remorse
    This is a last ditch attempt at early release .You are a callous evil person and ways will be .Stay behind bars like ur victim remains dead.Only release you should get is in a wooden box

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  9. Hello Tony,

    I watched your story on TVOne. I would like to know what made you do that to her? She was a beautiful sweet woman! Was she about to leave you? We’re you angry with her? It is said that you had seen someone get decapatated prior to committing this crime. That you kept dealing with those visions from prior incarceration. Do you think that you could do this to someone again? What ever made you do it then, will still probably make you do it now.

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    • I am watching Fatal Attraction as I type.I believe in redemption and I believe in forgiveness in the same way I believe you should have been hanged as the ancestors would find most appropriate. The fact that you have this blog reminds me why at only 48 I despise modernism .You should have been put to death.. Plain and simple. History of civilization tells me that I cannot think of one murder that the penalty of death is not warranted despite of this modernistic pansy notion of giving life sentences instead.

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    • Your questions are good questions for a parole board hearing to ask, or for an expert witness from the mental health industry whose evidence might inform the decision. However, I think there is a good chance that Tony’s sentence was life without the possibility of parole, so the questions may not arise in practice. In any case, they are obvious questions, which I expect those responsible will think of.

      Tony has said that he has changed, and I can believe that that is possible. He wrote,

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      On a daily basis, I attempt to keep a positive mindset, despite my current circumstance. I serve the Lord Jesus Christ and keep hope alive in my heart. My goals have changed over the years. I now want to help as many people as possible and give, give, give……. especially since I was responsible for taking the beautiful life of Ms. Lilius Landrum from this earth. I am ashamed, embarrassed, and deeply sorrowful for being a vessel used to do such a purely evil deed. The least I can do with my life, even if from behind prison walls, is dedicate myself to doing good for the rest of my days. It will never bring Lilius back, or make up for my wrong, but I have to do what I can do to make amends to everyone I’ve hurt through my actions. And even though Lilius can’t benefit personally from any good deed I may be able to do for others, they can stand in proxy of my victim – the beautiful and kind-hearted, Ms. Lilius Landrum. God bless her soul. Please forgive me Lilius for what I did as a young man to you….

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      For one of two reasons, reminding Tony of what a horrid, beastly person he must have been, to have done the evil things he did, won’t likely affect him much. Either because he already knows, but also has the consolation of his new-found Christian faith that God has forgiven him even if others cannot bring themselves to, or because he is past caring.

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  10. What i am feeling right now is confused i know yoy statef you was you young 23 is not young when it comes. To what you did. Do i think you had time to reflect yes. With that being said forgiveness is some you have to do for yourself. And by starting off stating you was young means you still have some soul searching tjat need to take place .

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    • By 23 in the Bible days one could have been a theologian ,scholar or philosopher. But we do live in a day of excuses for everything.

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      • You’re blaming the victim?

        She was the helper type, thinking she could save someone. By all accounts she was a nice girl and an aspiring actress. To bad she didn’t recognize an abuser and predator – but they know how to pick victims.

        Given that she went back to live in that house with no electricity or running water, there’s a question in my mind about her mental health.

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  11. Ms. Landrum seemed to have a penchant for getting romantically (or at least sexually) involved with convicts. As my old nanny used to say, “Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.”

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  12. You have killed this lady in the most horrendous matter and you deserve to spend the rest of your life in prison. Actually, rot in there. You are the damn devil.

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  13. Wow never would though you would Kill somebody you was quite and laid back.. But I will pray for you and her family Tony why man why

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  14. Currently, watching Discovery Investigation ID “Fatal Vows” about this case (have seen various versions). His victim was a person always trying to help others. His jealousy and thinking someone else is responsible for his loser self and she finally realizing what a loser he was and was leaving him, he decided to not only kill, but degrade and humiliate her. He killed her in a horrible fashion. Then tried to escape, saving his own sorry butt. Not so much crazy as a loser wannabe. He sentenced her to death. He’s still breathing in and out. He’s blamed god. He’s blamed the devil. Look in the mirror. Pure evil.

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    • Fuck u I hope 🤞 u rot in jail and get butt f$&@ed everyday… nobody cares about your apology… now stop crying and take your punishment loser

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  15. It takes an amazingly spiritually mature soul to forgive such an atrocity as murder. However, in the spiritual maturity of true forgiveness, the victim is the one who is freed, not the murderer. One can only eat the poison of a unforgiveness by their own doing. The murderer also can only find redemption in self-forgiveness.
    I wish all peace and the ability to find self love which in turn helps heal oneself.

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  16. Thank you to Suzie Jennings for giving inmates an avenue to express their thoughts and feelings as everyone deserves a chance for redemption and healing. I’m sorry to the families that happen to read these blogs, yet I find it interesting that they are even here to see them. I am glad that some of them have found God and asked for forgiveness, even if the families will NEVER forgive them for their crimes. That is totally understandable, yet by forgiving, they would surely find closure and be able to move on without holding hatred in their hearts. To Tony and others trying to find peace and redemption, if not forgiveness, hopefully, God will give you that one day if you are sincerely trying to become a new person.

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  17. Stop mentioning my aunts name you sick fuck! Just say you’re victim….God and Jesus might forgive you but her family doesn’t and I hope you die in prison! And whoever is responsible for letting these inmates post online I HOPE YOU ALL BURN IN HELL TOO!

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  18. Thank you for following my blog, if you are. (The email notification I received was ambiguous, as to whether you, Tony Smith, was following my blog, or some owner of the InmateBlogger domain that hosts your content and that of many other prisoners, or some other random user of InmateBlogger, a different prisoner entirely from you.)

    There is a typing error on this page. The website for linking up via email is JPay.com, not J-Pay.com. Moreover, the system at JPay.com does not recognise your id, 367-391. So, I haven’t signed up to be able to email you.

    I am glad you have faith in Jesus. I wouldn’t want to have to face the dreadful judgment you’d one day be facing otherwise, for your instrumentality in a great evil, as you seem to see it. There was a lot of opposition six years ago to your application for parole coming up to the end of your minimum tariff. I haven’t read any press reports about your crime and your trial yet. At least you have the possibility of parole in another five years. So, however gruesome the details – and I gather they were pretty gruesome – at least they haven’t locked you up and thrown away the key. It would be interesting to learn what you did and why in more detail.

    Pin your hopes on this: that in Christ, you have a release to look forward to much better than any future parole might give you, in five, fifteen or twenty-five years. God doesn’t blame you if, making the best of your life does not allow you to accomplish much. You must be doing something right, I suppose, for the authorities to allow you access to the internet. I dare say you’re reaching others for God more than many of us outside, with jobs and money and ordinary lives.

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    • Hi JohnAllman.UK,

      I manage this site. How it works is: I contact inmates all over the states and tell them about InmateBlogger, they email me their blogs, and then I post them. The posts are un-edited and straight from the inmates. Thank you for stopping by to read through the many blogs here.

      Suzie Jennings
      InmateBlogger.com

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      • Hi Sue. I received a notification from WordPress that Inmate Blogger was following me. It suggested three posts on this blog I might want to read. Two were generic, but one was Tony’s page. Who’s actually following my blog?

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        • Hi JohnAllman.UK. Sorry for any confusion. I am following your blog, for inmates do not have direct access to the internet. InmateBlogger.com is a collection of thousands of blog posts written by men & women in prison, which I personally manage.

          Hope you’re having a lovely day 🙂

          Suzie Jennings
          InmateBlogger.com
          http://www.stevenandsuzie.com

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      • You manage this site so you must be a sick fuck too! How dare you allow these murderous demons to voice their thoughts on here without regards to the victims family?

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  19. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone… Tony, I’m not religious, but I would be most interested in following your blog, while hoping to entertain you with mine. Who knows the circumstances that guide another person through life, and there are a thousand crimes heinous in themselves which, far from being punishable under the law, are sanctioned by it. So I wish you well in your determination to good, and trust you will find many avenues as well as prayer to achieve that. Best wishes.

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  20. Do not be discouraged Tony. God is on your side. Only the Lord knows your heart and that–when it all boils down–is all that counts. Remember that God used a murderer to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Who am I referring to? The apostle Paul. He persecuted, yes, even murdered Christians before he converted to Christianity. Do not be overcome by your past, but overcome your past with the grace of Jesus Christ and the determination to follow Him. Keep your head up in everything except in prayer. God’s blessings.

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    • Fortunately, God isn’t exactly on anybody’s side but his own, but I thank God at least for the hope and the evidence of this page that Tony is now on God’s side, and pray that God will keep Tony on His side.

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    • He chopped off someone’s head, you idiot. That’s what matters. He’s safely locked up. Let him find his god behind bars and keep him away from naive women who think they can help a pyschopath.

      Where was your god then he was chopping off her head, putting in a bucket, and urinating on it?

      All she did was try to help him, but should have gotten away from his crazy, abusive murdering rear years before.

      Want to pray? Pray for her family to find peace. Prayer is a waste of time, no one’s listening, but apparently you’ll feel better.

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      • If he is that, a psychopath, I pray that those who come into contact with him will be safe and that he will spend the rest of his days in prison. Either way, I am not hoping, praying or advocating for his physical freedom. There are consequences for his terrible crime that must be paid, but I do pray that he has changed and that he has given his life to Christ. If he has done this, he is forgiven, by God, and I’m glad.
        God’s blessings to you.

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        • He’s completely unable to give his life over to anything,

          His central interest is himself.

          Sociopaths are not wired for compassion, empathy, regret, remorse, anxiety, introspection, sadness, etc.

          They are great at manipulating people and telling them what they want to hear. Saying, I found god, is perfect and he knows it. He can read the Bible until he’s blue in the face. In his world, there’s only prey and predators.

          We’re the prey.

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