Who Are Dale And Doreen Robie? Derrick Robie Parents Update 2021

As mentioned before, Dale and Doreen Robie are the parents of Derrick Robie. 

Derrick Robie, the son of Dale and Doreen Robie, was a cute and lovable boy who enjoyed sports. Derrick was the oldest of two children and grew up in Savona, New York, with his family.

In 1993, a mother sent her four-year-old boy to camp on his own. She had to look after his younger sibling, who was having temper tantrums.

Derrick, according to the mother, was the one who proposed the idea.

For the rest of her life, the mother would regret allowing him to walk alone. However, if what transpired did not occur, it was not a poor parenting decision.

They lived in a safe neighbourhood, and the distance between them was only about 100 meters.

Doreen let Derrick walk alone to camp for the first time on August 2, 1993.

Later that day, Doreen went to pick up her kid, but he was not there. Doreen instantly called the police because no one had seen Derrick at the camp that day.

Derrick's body was discovered in a field near the summer camp, where he was scheduled to go quickly by the police. Derrick had been beaten to death and had been sexually assaulted.

Corrections officials said on Saturday that Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, had been granted parole.

According to an emailed statement from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Smith, aged 41, appeared before the Board of Parole for the 11th time on October 5 and was allowed parole as early as November 17.

The transcripts of the hearing were not made public right away.

In 1994, Smith was found guilty of second-degree murder after luring Derrick Robie into the woods near his home and hitting him with a rock. 

Where are Dale And Doreen Robie Now?

Dale and Doreen Robie, Derrick's parents, have opposed Smith's release on prior occasions and have fought for parole reforms, including lengthening the period between hearings for violent offenders from two to five years.

According to Dale Robie, the family does not wish to comment on the recent decision.

Until now, Dale and Doreen have been struggling, expecting justice for their small kid killed by Smith when he was only four years old. 

Since 2002, Smith has been denied parole eleven times, the most recent being in January 2020.

The parole board based its decision on public safety concerns after the failed 2012 hearing, and Robie's parents were against his release.

At that hearing, he informed a parole board that he would not return to Savona if he was freed and instead went to a shelter or halfway house.

In October 2021, Smith was granted parole after 27 years of incarceration.