UPDATE II (April 1, 2013) — the comments to this post have been closed, as there is a new post up to discuss McCarthy’s new execution date on April 3.
UPDATE - The piece of shit got a temporary reprieve, as a pantie-wetting Liberal activist judge has rescheduled her date with the needle:
Tuesday, mere hours before she was scheduled to be the first woman executed in the U.S. since 2010.
State District Judge Larry Mitchell, in Dallas, rescheduled Kimberly McCarthy’s punishment for April 3 so lawyers for the former nursing home therapist could have more time to pursue an appeal focused on whether her predominantly white jury was improperly selected on the basis of race.
I don’t give a rat’s ass if the jury was comprised of 12 white-hooded Klan members — all of sporting Nazi swastika tattoos on their foreheads and chanting “nigga, nigga, nigga” from the jury box. Her race has nothing — zilch, nada, zip — to do with her guilt in committing these crimes. Not even her defense team is contesting her actual guilt. And, the proscribed punishment for her her crime — committing murder during the commission of a felony — is death.
- Thug: Kimberly Lagayle McCarthy (36 at time of offense)
- Date of Execution: January 29, 2013, sometime shortly after 6:00 pm HTT
- Date of Crime: July 21, 1997
- Victim(s): Dorothy Booth, 71
- Last Meal: Would you like a side of fries with that pentobarbital?
- Final Words: TBD
It’s been 15 years since Kimberly McCarthy brutally murdered her 71-year old neighbor. Tomorrow evening she will finally pay for that crime with her life.
The 2013 Execution season in Texas is off to a slow start, but it does finally get started tomorrow evening with the rare execution of a female killer. It’s not that female killers are rare, it’s just rare when they are executed. Of the 290 inmates currently sitting on Death Row in Texas, only 10 of ‘em are women.
Of those 10 women, Erica Yvonne Sheppard has been on the row the longest (April 1995), while Kimberly Cargill, who was received in June 2012, is the newest addition.
McCarthy will be only the 4th woman executed by the state of Texas since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on capital punishment in 1976, to include Karla Faye Tucker (1998), Betty Lou Beets (2000), and Frances Newton (2005).
Facts of the Crime
In 1997, McCarthy entered the home of Booth stating she wanted to borrow some sugar, and then stabbed the victim five times. At some point during the assault, she hit Booth in the face with a candelabrum, and then cut off Booth’s left finger to take her diamond wedding ring.
Later, McCarthy left with Booth’s purse and Mercedes-Benz and drove to a crack house where she attempted to buy crack cocaine. It was also revealed that McCarthy “pawned Booth’s wedding ring for $200, and used the victim’s credit card at least four times on the day after the murder, ”according to a fifth circuit court document (Section No. 11-70019).
UPDATE — Michael Graczyk adds this from today’s Houston Chronicle:
“(McCarthy) quite literally took the woman, put her left hand on a chopping block of the kitchen and then used a knife to sever her ring finger while she was still alive,” said Greg Davis, the former Dallas County assistant district attorney who prosecuted McCarthy. “She took the ring from the finger that had been severed and continued the attack until she finally killed her.”
And this interesting tidbit:
Prior Criminal History
(Via the office of the Attorney General of Texas) In addition to Booth’s murder, McCarthy had also murdered two other elderly women. The first, Maggie Harding, was an 82-year-old longtime friend of McCarthy’s family, who had helped organize McCarthy’s wedding and had let McCarthy store excess furniture at her house. Harding was stabbed several times in the face, chest and abdomen, including one wound piercing her heart. She also suffered “dramatic” injuries to her face, including a broken jaw, crushed cheek bone, and bleeding on the brain. These wounds were consistent with being caused by a meat tenderizer found in the kitchen sink. Harding’s purse was missing from her home.
The second of McCarthy’s elderly victims was 85-year-old, physically disabled Jettie Lucas, a “distant cousin” of McCarthy’s mother. Lucas was stabbed in the face, including wounds piercing her eyes. She also suffered blunt force trauma to her head and neck, including strikes which tore one of her ears, fractured her skull, and caused bleeding on the brain. These injuries were consistent with a claw hammer found near Lucas’s body. The contents of Lucas’s purse and wallet were missing.
Think about the type of evil that must live in s person, which would enable them to attack and brutally murder the weakest among us.
Kimberly McCarthy is a dangerous, rabid animal. And, like any other dangerous rabid animal, needs to be put down. For her own sake as well as the sake of all others.
- 4/1/2013 -- EXECUTION WATCH (Part Deux): Kimberly Lagayle McCarthy (TX) (27)
- 7/20/2009 -- Texas: Scheduled for Execution: Roderick Newton (45)
- 9/23/2009 -- Kenneth Mosley: Cop Killer Set for Execution (17)
- 7/16/2012 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Yokamon ‘Yogi’ Hearn (73)
- 3/26/2012 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Jesse Joe Hernandez (TX) (54)