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Texas woman’s execution set for Tuesday evening would be 1st in US since 2010

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Evidence showed McCarthy phoned Booth to borrow a cup of sugar, then attacked Booth when she went to retrieve it. Booth was stabbed with a butcher knife, beaten with a large candle holder and robbed of a diamond wedding ring.

“(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.”

Prosecutors showed McCarthy stole Booth’s Mercedes and drove to Dallas, pawned the ring for $200 and then went to a crack house to buy some cocaine. Evidence also showed she used Booth’s credit cards at a liquor store and was carrying Booth’s driver’s license.

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» 16 Comments

  1. Claudia

    January 29th, 2013

    Let justice be done.

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  2. Beltway Mole

    January 29th, 2013

    This was not the nation’s first execution since 2010. Robert Gleason was put to death via electric chair in Virginia on January 17, 2013 for multiple murders, two of which were carried out while he was in prison.

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  3. grayscape

    January 29th, 2013

    If we just executed all progressives we could eliminate all crime.

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  4. Snoodles

    January 29th, 2013

    Dorothy Booth, retired college professor, was white. No hate crime here, move along.

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  5. Stilton Jarlsberg

    January 29th, 2013

    Damn. I just read that the execution has been postponed because there weren’t enough blacks on the jury (the killer was black).

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  6. metprof

    January 29th, 2013

    Like Ron White sez….”Hell, in Texas we got an EXPRESS LINE” ….

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    January 29th, 2013

    aw met..ya beat me to it !!

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  8. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 30th, 2013

    What! No assault rifle?

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  9. Billy Fuster

    January 30th, 2013

    Envy is a liberal trait.

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  10. thirdtwin

    January 30th, 2013

    I did not know that Wanda Sykes had a sister. Then again, Wanda probably didn’t know it either.

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 30th, 2013

    Injection? Naw. OLD SPARKY with dry sponge? YESSS!

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  12. Milwaukee Mike

    January 30th, 2013

    I am opposed to the death penalty, but guarantee you that no sleep will be lost over this dung heap’s demise.

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 30th, 2013

    I am opposed to spending $100k/yr/convict to keep them alive for life. Some sleep will be lost waiting up to smell the smoke.

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 30th, 2013

    @Boobie — I agree. Let her give Old Sparky a lap dance for 5 minutes. Problem solved.

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  15. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 30th, 2013

    @Milwaukee Mike — I used to believe the same as you. Then I read a dissenting opinion by Justice Scalia about how he felt the murderer of a young girl was being treated much better in his execution than he treated the girl. The mouthpieces for the murderer thought the electric chair was cruel and unusual but lethal injection was not. Scalia pointed out that the young girl was murdered by suffocation, in a state of fear and terror, by having her panties stuffed down her throat while the murderer raped her. However, the murderer was just going to go to sleep.

    If you murder someone, that is, with malice aforethought, your life is forfeit. And it should be in the most uncomfortable way. I understand that capital punishment is permanent and if the perp is truly innocent then we have committed a grievous error. But I don’t hold to the lunacy of “It’s better to let 10 guilty men go free than to punish 1 innocent man.” We do our best to be correct but that is not always possible. If our systems of gov’t and justice were perfect, this would be heaven and God would always be the presiding judge.

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  16. scr_north

    January 30th, 2013

    I gather this woman is an ex-wife of the founder of the New Black Panthers and that he came to speak at her sentencing hearing. Yep, I’ll bet that helped. Adios you murdering bitch.

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