One of the prison guards who had sex with child killer Susan Smith behind bars said she turned to drugs because she could no longer get male attention.
Smith made headlines in the 1990s after killing both of her sons by letting her car roll into a lake while they were strapped into their car seats.
She went on TV afterwards, claiming the boys had been kidnapped by a black man who ambushed her and stole her car.
It later emerged she’d killed them because she was dating a man who didn’t want kids. Smith was imprisoned for life without parole in 1995.
In 2001, prison guard Alfred Rowe pleaded guilty to having sex with Smith while she was incarcerated at Camille Graham Correctional Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
In an interview with Lifetime’s Cellmate Secrets that airs this Friday, he tells how she started using drugs afterwards, because she could ‘no longer get male attention’ and that she used that as a drug before.
Monster mom: Susan Smith when she was first arrested in 1994, right, and in 2017, left. She is now 49 and remains in prison
Alfred Rowe, shown in a previous interview with Dr. Oz, had sex with Smith in 2001. He said she then turned to drugs because she ‘could no longer get male attention’
‘She could not longer get the male attention that she used as a drug,’ he said in a clip of the episode.
A woman who once shared a cell with her also told of the many ways she watched Smith ingest drugs.
‘I’ve seen Susan do everything. Snort, booty bump, swallow, shoot. I’ve seen her do it all. My main purpose was to bring her her pills,’ Christie Smith said.
Rowe’s wife also told the program how angry she was when she found out that he’d slept with her.
‘Which one do I want to choke first? My heart was being ripped out,’ she said.
He said he regretted it, particularly when he had to tell his children.
‘I regretted to have to tell my children, I made a mistake and I allowed it to happen. I had the power to say no and I didn’t.’
Smith had sex with at least one other guard – Houston Cagle – while in custody.
In 1994, she claimed publicly that her sons, 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex, were kidnapped by a black man in a carjacking.
Murdered: Smith initially blamed a ‘black man’ she claimed carjacked her and then sped off with the boys, who were found strapped into her car at the bottom of a lake
Smith has found her time behind bars in Leath Correctional Institution in Greenwood, S.C., married by infractions for drugs, sex and self-mutilation.(pictured with her boys father David Smith in the 1990s, right)
She appeared on TV with her husband, the boys’ father David Smith, to make a tearful plea for their return.
It later emerged that she’d been having an affair with a man called Tom Findley, who broke off their romance because he didn’t want children.
That is the motive prosecutors presented at trial.
Prosecutors pushed for the death penalty, claiming she was a callous killer who didn’t think she’d done anything wrong.
The jury rejected it and instead gave her life without parole.
Smith, now 49, has been given multiple violations for using drugs in prison.
She previously said there was something ‘not right in her head’ that night.’
Smith has had sex with a couple of guards during the past 22 years and in 2000, then 28, she was disciplined for having sex four times with 50-year-old prison guard Houston Cagle – who was later jailed for three months for the affair (pictured at court in 1995)