Texas is known for having a no nonsense approach to their inmates on death row. They ensure that those convicted and placed on death row are indeed dealt their punishment without a lengthy ride on death row.
Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was executed by a lethal injection of pentobarbital, Wednesday, June 26, and pronounced dead at 6:37 pm. She was on death row for the brutal 1997 murder and robbery of her 71-year-old neighbor, retired professor Dorothy Booth. We reported in January that she had received a reprieve from death at that time because, according to her attorney, a predominantly white jury was “improperly selected on the basis of race.” Out of 12 jury members, 11 of them were white. Continue reading →
There have been a few people convicted of crimes that have garnered nationwide support to either release them from jail or have them removed from death row…not this time.
In 1997, Kimberly McCarthy, 51, was accused of killing her neighbor Dorothy Booth, a 71-year-old retired college psychology professor in Lancaster, Texas, approximately 15 miles outside Dallas. Of 12 jury members, 11 of McCarthy’s jury were white. Now her lawyers are trying to prove that her predominantly white jury was “improperly selected on the basis of race.” Continue reading →