*South Carolina’s new governor is denying Oprah Winfrey a prison interview she’s been trying to score for a decade with a woman who drowned her two young sons, then blamed the crime on a black man.
Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex in 1994 by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. She has not been interviewed since being charged. On Wednesday’s show, a Winfrey staffer said she has been trying to arrange an interview.
Winfrey suggested on the show that Gov.-elect Nikki Haley could change prison rules that prohibit media interviews.
Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said Thursday that Winfrey won’t get her wish. He says Smith got enough attention when she originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.
Smith had originally claimed that a black man stole her car and kidnapped her sons.