Death Penalty

Dallas Judge Halts Execution of Texas Woman

Convicted of murdering her neighbor


Dallas County prosecutors say they aren't appealing a state judge's decision to halt the scheduled Tuesday evening execution of a Texas woman.

She would have been the first woman put to death in the U.S. since 2010.

State District Judge Larry Mitchell issued a reprieve for 51-year-old Kimberly McCarthy less than five hours before she could have been taken to the death chamber for the 1997 slaying of a neighbor.

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  1. She did it. No one disputes she did it. There is also very good evidence that she murdered two other people. Let her ride the needle like she deserves.

  2. Investigators said Booth had agreed to give McCarthy a cup of sugar before she was attacked with a butcher knife and candelabra. Booth’s finger also was severed so McCarthy could take her wedding ring. It was among three slayings linked to McCarthy, who’d been addicted to crack cocaine.

    In Anarchotopia there would be no appeal based on the racial makeup of the jury and Texas’ history of discrimination. Decent people would have just killed this PoS years ago.

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