Kimberly McCarthy: Rare Female Execution Halted, Postponed Until April
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- A younger Kimberly McCarthy, now 51 years old, is pictured during her trial
Kimberly McCarthy's execution in Texas, scheduled for today, has been rescheduled, sources say. Her death by lethal injection would have marked the 13th female execution in Texas in 40 years.
As I detailed
yesterday, McCarthy was convicted of murdering her next-door neighbor in 2010. She also cut off the senior's finger and tried to pawn the ring it had on.
All her actions were motivated by drug use, her lawyers explained, as they told the court she drove the victim's car to a crack house, the same day.
A few hours before she was scheduled for the final injection, news came in that she was awarded a postponement. HLNTV
writes that a state district judge decided to reschedule the execution for April 3.
McCarthy was awarded extra time for an appeal, which will be centered around jury selection in her previous trial. Apparently, it included a majority of white jurors, and now Mrs. McCarthy, pictured above, claims she was being discriminated against.
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|Comment #1 by: Shawnie shorts on 30 Jan 2013, 11:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The level of brutality in this case is over whelming. Let us think about the pain her neighbor went through during this attack. The fear that must have been felt by the victim. Did The defendant show any mercy to the victim? Is the victim alive today? No to both questions. Why does her race
have anything to do with her actions? It doesn't, so if it is Murder in first degree, she should face capital punishment. That was the conviction.
|Comment #2 by: Chuck on 30 Jan 2013, 13:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It seems to me that Ms McCarthy has had a very short stay on death row. Indeed many male criminals have lived with a death sentence hanging over them for 10 - 12 years. I think that sometimes when justice is so swift, it could be finanical discrimination. Perhaps she does not have the resources or the contacts to keep her appeals going thorugh the system. I think that Ms McCarthy deserves to be punished for what she did but not put to death. Only in America is there a need for such barbaric revenge. All other civilized countries have abolished the death sentence many years ago.
|Comment #2.1 by: rtb on 01 Apr 2013, 17:00 GMT|
Ummm, what are you talking about....she committed the crime in 1997 and has been on death row since 1998....that's 15 years.
I'm not saying I agree with the death penalty....I don't. But she has been on death row as long as any male offender, even longer.
|Comment #3 by: jim on 30 Jan 2013, 14:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
They use the race card everytime one of theirs is guilty of killing someone, and they allways find some * on the other end to promote their cause.
|Comment #3.1 by: Wanda on 30 Jan 2013, 17:28 GMT|
They? What the * , people who think like you is the reason she wasn't put to death today, people like you are the reason the race card is even pulled in the first place. I totally agree with her being put to death for such a brutal crime; but ignorant people like yourself is why we must be careful when making decisions like this.
|Comment #4 by: jackie on 30 Jan 2013, 20:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Because it appears to be a crime motivated by drug use/addiction I feel that she should have been spared the death penalty. I no longer believe that it is possible to receive a fair trial when black offenders are accused of crimes and face white juries especially in our southern states. We've simply not come that far in the south, which is sad.
|Comment #4.1 by: KM on 31 Jan 2013, 14:42 GMT|
So Jackie because it was drugs it makes it ok to kill? What had it been your mom, how would you have felt then. If she needed drug money she should have just taken the vehicle and credit cards, SHE DID NOT HAVE TO KILL.
|Comment #4.2 by: kc on 31 Jan 2013, 15:02 GMT|
This is nonsense. The South, just like the rest of America favors Blacks beyond
belief. The court system is very politically correct and had she been White, she
already would have been executed. She wasn't convicted because she was Black and the jurors White. She was convicted by the overwhelming evidence and brutality of the crime.
|Comment #5 by: monkey * on 30 Jan 2013, 22:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
2 wrongs dont make a right! When the state or goverment puts someone 2 death they are as guilty of murder as the person they are putting 2 death! THY SHALT NOT KILL!
|Comment #6 by: Brothers Keeper on 31 Jan 2013, 02:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wonder if her victim's felt that they were being dicriminated against?
|Comment #7 by: KM on 31 Jan 2013, 14:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Drugs are NO excuse. She brutality attacked a weaker human being and dismembered her before murdering her in what appears to be incredibly malicious. She stole the victims vehicle and credit cards. Why could she have not just taken the vehicle and credit cards in the first place and spare and innocent person her life. Now we just have to pay for her food and lodging for another 2 months. She should have been executed Tuesday.
|Comment #8 by: Babyboy on 02 Feb 2013, 23:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, if it would have been a man that had committed this crime he would have most certainly have been given the death sentence, just because she is a female does not mean that she cannot die for her crimes, I believe we should have public excutions (beheadings, hangings) maybe it would deter crime!!! Take a page out of the Islamic law when it comes to capital crimes!!
|Comment #8.1 by: kami on 20 Apr 2013, 11:00 GMT|
I totally agree with you. She should pay for the crime she had committed against innocent old lady.
|Comment #9 by: YUMMIE1 on 21 Feb 2013, 17:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THE LADY NEED HELP AND NOT TO BE KILLED. YOU PEOPLE ARE NO BETTER THE SHE IS!
|Comment #10 by: YUMMIE1 on 21 Feb 2013, 18:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This woman needs help with her drug problem not to be put to death! and the people who decided that she get lethal injection are no better than her.. who gives them the right to take her life.
|Comment #10.1 by: kami on 20 Apr 2013, 11:03 GMT|
she should pay the price. shut your mouth. Miss booth is an old lady. Dont you think about the family of victims? please think about her children.
|Comment #11 by: Minister David Brown on 29 Mar 2013, 04:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
no one needs to die by the hands of another regardless of what they did. Put it in the hands of the loed!!!
|Comment #12 by: kami on 20 Apr 2013, 10:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am against death penalty. I am in favour of capital punishment for those who convicted on capital murders. She should pay the price for what she committed against innocent old lady.
Miss Mccarthy should accept her faith.
May God Rest her (Miss Booth) soul in peace
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