Verna McClain's official mugshot from the Montgomery County Sheriff's office
UPDATE (for official mugshot):
International Business Times is the first place I’ve found the official mug shot of Verna McClain:
Of course, if the MFM had written this headline in the same manner that they handled the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story, the headline would have read:
Hoodie-wearing Black Woman Shoots White Woman, Steals Her White Baby, Runs Her Over as She Flees the Scene in Her Lexus
Some stories are just so sick, so tragic, that it hurts my heart my soul just trying to wrap my brain around the level of human depravity required to do something like this.
For those wondering why the baby wasn't immediately returned to his father, notice the purple heart license plates; it could be that he is still deployed.
Yesterday afternoon, 28-year old Kala Golden was leaving a Spring (TX) pediatricians office with her 3-day old baby after a routine visit. She was strapping her newborn son, Keegan, into his cart seat in her truck (notice in the picture that the truck has Purple Heart license plates — which means that either she or her husband is the likely recipient of that award) when a 30-year old black woman wearing a grey hoodie, Verna McClain, jumped out of her Lexus, and shot the mom several times in the chest.
McClain then snatched Keegan from his car seat, fought off Golden — who was still trying to save her baby, despite her own soon-to-be-fatal wounds — jumped in the car and sped off. But not before running over Golden, who was trying to stop them from stealing her baby.
The unbelievable fear and pain that Golden experienced as she was dying (literally) to save her baby is almost too unbearable to imagine.
The picture the MFM won't publish --- because the criminal is black : Verna McClain circa 2008 (the most recent picture I could find on her MySpace page)
As numerous MFM sites have now reported, McClain admitted to detectives that she planned to kidnap a baby from someone, and that Golden just so happened to be the unlucky woman who fought back instead of just handing her baby over.
McClain’s vehicle was found at an apartment complex, according to the report. McClain returned to the apartment as the investigation was continuing and asked to speak to police, the report said.
“She admitted to shooting Mrs. Golden and taking her baby,” the arrest report said. “The defendant admitted to taking the child to her residence in Harris County which is where Keegan was later located.”
McClain’s sister, Corina Jackson, told police her sister had told her she would be adopting a child soon.
“After killing Golden and kidnapping Keegan, defendant stated to Corina that she now had the child and would be needing to do the adoption, indicating that the abduction of the child was her motive for killing Golden,” the report said.
What none of the MFM outlets are reporting is that the victim was white and that the hoodie-wearing perp is black. The same MFM outlets that couldn’t plaster a 5-years old picture of a sweet Trayvon Martin and a photo of the “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman all over their pages and sites. McClain, who is from Oakland, CA, is a nurse (graduated from National College of Natural Medicine in La Jolla, CA), who already had three children of her own.
Thankfully, baby Keegan was found (unharmed — you know, except for the permanent harm of not ever getting to know his mother, because of this sick animal) and will soon be back in the arms of his family. And thankfully, McClain has already been charged with capital murder.
In a case like this, where the the thug admits the crime and there is zero doubt about her guilt, she should be tried as quickly as possible, and then dragged out behind the court house and immediately hanged from the nearest tree. Unfortunately, the wheels of justice grind slowly, and it will be years or decades before this animal gets the death penalty she so surely deserves.
I have little doubt that a Montgomery County jury will find her guilty and sentence her to death. I grew up in Montgomery County — I even lived right off Sawdust Rd for a while, which is where the SWAT team stormed an apartment looking for McClain. Lots of gun-toting, bible hugging, good-ol-boy conservative rednecks in those piney woods.