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Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate
KSN TV ^ | 6/25/2013 | The Associated Press

Posted on 06/25/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT by mdittmar

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jim Willett remembers the night of Dec. 6, 1982, when he was assigned to guard a mortuary van that had arrived at the death house at the Huntsville prison.

“I remember thinking: We’re really going to do this. This is really going to happen,” says Willett, who was a captain for the Texas Department of Corrections.

When the van pulled away early the next morning, it carried to a nearby funeral home the body of convicted killer Charlie Brooks, who had just become the first Texas prisoner executed since a Supreme Court ruling six years earlier allowed the death penalty to resume in the United States.

What was unusual then has become rote. On Wednesday, barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will become the 500th convicted killer in Texas to receive a lethal injection.

(Excerpt) Read more at ksn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: congratulations; deathrow; dontmesswithtexas; inmates
Since the ap left out some details,I'll fill them in.

Brooks, Charlie Jr.
Summary of Incident
Brooks went to a car lot under the pretense of wanting to test drive a car. A mechanic accompanied him on the drive. Brooks stopped to pick up a co-defendant. The mechanic was put in the trunk of the car. Brooks and his co-defendant went to a motel. The mechanic was brought out of the trunk and taken into a motel room. The mechanic was bound with coat hangers, gagged with adhesive tape, and shot in the head, causing his death. Brooks and the co-defendant fled the scene.

McCarthy, Kimberly Lagayle
Summary of Incident
On 07/21/97, McCarthy entered the residence of a 70-year old white female in Lancaster with the intent to rob the victim. A struggle took place and victim was stabbed numerous times resulting in her death. McCarthy then used the victim's credit cards and used the victim's vehicle for transportation.

1 posted on 06/25/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

500th eh? Sounds like a good enough reason to have a BBQ and some beers.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 4:21:45 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: mdittmar

Give him a Plaque in recognition of a numerical instance that only seems remarkable in a base 10 system. Sheesh! :{)


3 posted on 06/25/2013 4:23:15 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: mdittmar

Texas has the death penalty and they use it.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mdittmar

Meanwhile there have been between 500 and 1000 murders PER YEAR in Illinois alone since 1960. Chicago accounts for many of them.

http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/ilcrime.htm

Why the outrage over capital punishment but not capital crimes themselves?


5 posted on 06/25/2013 4:25:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JPX2011

How many people have Obama’s drone strikes killed?

The press isn’t so big to trumpet those numbers.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mdittmar

Will this be the 3rd female executed? It’s their state so they can, but I’m not crazy about it.


7 posted on 06/25/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
but I’m not crazy about it.

Neither am I, but how do you pass a law that only applies to men? I'm sure she deserves it, but .....I don't like it.

8 posted on 06/25/2013 4:31:48 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: mdittmar
Kimberly McCarthy and her victim, Dorothy Booth.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 4:32:20 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: a fool in paradise

You see it is when the murder is about to be put to death for his crimes that the liberals suddenly start wailing about sympathy , charity and forgiveness for the criminal that is! Screw the victims and their families!


10 posted on 06/25/2013 4:35:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway
Will be the 500th murderer executed.

male,female,white,black,pink,brown,green or blue,doesn't matter to me.

11 posted on 06/25/2013 4:35:36 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

ONLY 500? What the heck is with the slow pace? We should be getting them off the public dole ASAP. Why is my tax money going to feed people who should be dead?


12 posted on 06/25/2013 4:37:18 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: nickcarraway

I have no problem with it. Kill her, and forget she ever lived.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 4:38:59 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: mdittmar
Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate person found worthy of execution.
14 posted on 06/25/2013 4:39:37 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: mdittmar

I think Texas should do a two’fer the celebrate, execute two at the same time.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: BykrBayb

I have no problem with it either, at least not in this case. Kimberly McCarthy not only killed her 70-year-old neighbor, she also cut off her victim’s fingers to steal her rings.

And back in 1988 she was indicted for the brutal murders of an elderly couple in the 80’s. Apparently she was never tried for those murders.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 4:45:01 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: nickcarraway

Females can kill just as quickly as males. Why should they get a free ride.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 4:47:09 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: mdittmar

Sick, lame, lazy, blind, crippled or crazy.

You murder you pay the price.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 4:48:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: a fool in paradise
Why the outrage over capital punishment but not capital crimes themselves?

Cause liberals have had some success stopping the former - but not the latter - by simply running their mouths.

19 posted on 06/25/2013 4:55:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mdittmar
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20 posted on 06/25/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: mdittmar

500 since 1982? That’s only 16 per year. It’s nothing.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 5:00:52 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Maybe we should modify the Sixth Amendent.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.(and the public shall enjoy a right to a speedy discharge of the the jury's decision.)

22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:01:41 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: TurboZamboni

If they had executed her for the first two murders, she wouldn’t have been able to slash her neighbor to death. She was a therapist at a nursing home who preyed on the elderly. Who is against the death penalty for this sadistic monster?


23 posted on 06/25/2013 5:02:07 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: TurboZamboni

WOW... 500... is that this month?... oh, nevermind... :)


24 posted on 06/25/2013 5:03:27 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: BykrBayb

I have no problem with it. The idiot feminazi’s always b*tch about equality, well don’t say we treat the women less than men :)


25 posted on 06/25/2013 5:08:38 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana
There is something like 40,000 on death row in the us....lets get going..and put some lawyers out of work too...
26 posted on 06/25/2013 5:12:38 PM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: JPX2011

Ron White. “If you kill someone in Texas, we’ll kill
you back.”


27 posted on 06/25/2013 5:14:38 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Youngman542012

The line keeps moving in Texas


28 posted on 06/25/2013 5:14:39 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: mdittmar

I wonder if he gets a prize?


29 posted on 06/25/2013 5:15:45 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: mdittmar

So, get on with it!


30 posted on 06/25/2013 5:19:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Youngman542012

The internet sez yer off by an order of magnitude.
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/death-row-inmates-state-and-size-death-row-year#year


31 posted on 06/25/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (If the GOP is complicit in passing immigration "reform" I'm voting 3rd party henceforth.)
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To: mdittmar

Meanwhile, California inmates are dying of old age at a steady rate.. and with 700 to go.. it could take a while.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 5:53:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: nickcarraway
Will this be the 3rd female executed? It’s their state so they can, but I’m not crazy about it.

How about next time you keep your dumbs a$$ remarks to yourself.

33 posted on 06/25/2013 5:59:10 PM PDT by steelwheels
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To: steelwheels

I’m sure there are more than 500 who need taken down. Speed up. Save us responsible people.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 6:30:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: .45 Long Colt

Amen. That mad dog should have been put down YEARS ago. Regardless of what the rest of the country thinks, this native Texan thinks the pace of executions in Texas is not fast enough. These criminals are sentenced to death and spend decades sitting on Death Row. They have the ability to see their families and loved ones. The same cannot be said for their victims.

As far as the other two murders for which she was not tried, this is a tactic used frequently by DA’s in Texas, probably elsewhere the death penalty is applied. Attempt to get a capital murder conviction on a single crime, but hold out other capital crimes in case the first case gets tossed on a technicality. I like the fact the Texas DA’s play for keeps.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 6:46:48 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: txrefugee

They should have executed Andrea Yates.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 6:47:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Indeed. She knew what she was planning was a criminal act because she waited until everyone was gone before she murdered her children. She is not crazy. She is E-V-I-L.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 6:53:11 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: dfwgator
They should have executed Andrea Yates.

She's now here in Kerrville, in a minimum security unit, getting out to go to church on Sundays. After drowning her five children. Go figure...

38 posted on 06/25/2013 11:15:51 PM PDT by umbagi (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. [Twain])
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