Kimberly McCarthy put to death in 500th Texas execution since 1982


june 26,2013

Last Statement:

I just wanted to say thanks to all who have supported me over the years: Reverend Campbell, for my spiritual guidance; Aaron, the father of Darrian, my son; and Maurie, my attorney. Thank you everybody. This is not a loss, this is a win. You know where I am going. I am going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love ya’ll. Thank you, Chaplain.

She was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m. CDT, 20 minutes after Texas prison officials began administering a single lethal dose of pentobarbital.

Original post 2:43 p.m.:

HUNTSVILLE – Kimberly McCarthy has arrived at the Texas prison nicknamed “the Walls Unit” where she is expected to be executed tonight for the 1997 murder of Dorothy Booth in Lancaster.

Dorothy Booth

McCarthy will be the 500th person executed in Texas since the death penalty was reinstated.

McCarthy’s trip to the death chamber is being treated no differently by the prison system than the one before it or the one that will come next. But McCarthy’s execution is gaining more outside attention because of the milestone.

“We are treating this execution as we do all the others,” said John Hurt, director of public information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. “We realize that there will probably be more interest from the public than usual, but we expect the McCarthy execution to proceed in the same manner as any other.”

McCarthy can meet with her spiritual adviser and attorney before the execution, which is scheduled for around 6 p.m. No appeals are pending, so the execution by lethal injection is expected to take place, barring unforeseen circumstances.She will also speak to the warden about what will happen to her body and who is witnessing the execution. She can make telephone calls to say goodbye.

Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for the murder of her neighbor, Dorothy Booth. If the execution is carried out, she will be the 500th person executed in Texas since they death penalty was reinstated.

She has been given a new white prison uniform and can eat the same meal offered to all other inmates: pepper steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed veggies and white cake with chocolate icing.

“And she will walk unrestrained into the execution chamber,” said Jason Clark, a public information officer with the prison system.

Her execution is expected to be witnessed by the family, of Booth, a retired college professor.

Texas has carried out nearly 40 percent of the more than 1,300 executions in the U.S. since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume in 1976. The state’s standing stems from its size as the nation’s second-most populous state as well as its tradition of tough justice for killers.

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2 comments

  1. It’s good to see that Texas is starting to resume carrying out penalties handed down by juries, upheld by state and Federal Appellate Courts (multiple times), especially in cases involving remorseless sociopaths where guilt is crystal clear. She bludgeoned at least three elderly women to death and never took responsibility. If you feel sympathy, look elsewhere than this “woman.”

  2. I think that the worst punishment possible would be to live you natural life in jail, not
    death. Death is going to happen to all of us, living incarcerated for the rest of your life is not. Texas is one of the most sickest states in this great land of ours when 30 yr old Ezekial Gilbert is allowed to shoot and kill his hired 23 yr old escort Lenora Ivei Frago on Christmas Eve, when she did not provide sex for $150. It is illegal to hire a prostitute in Texas but if she doesn’t have sex with you then you can kill her and all will be fine! Because that is considered theft if her and her supposed pimp driver did not provide the service and you can use force in Texas for a nightime theft!!!! Although again it is illegal in Texas to hire a prostitute for sex or anyone for that matter! Everything in Texas and many Southern States is so screwed they should really think of dividing the USA. God Bless our USA we really need it due to the insanity of the Southern States who are gun happy, and killing happy, with all the good ol boys get off of MURDER! Then have the audacity to thank GOD! Absolutely Sickening!!!! If I lived in Texas I would be ashamed of what they allow to happen to the Women and Blacks, and being a Woman I can tell you I have no urge to ever go to Texas and if I was Black I would definitely stay away or move far away from that state! Now trying to make it impossible to allow woman to have abortions who live far away from a hospital!!!! Their are some sick individuals running that state like Bush and his family!!!! Wendy Davis God Bless you in having some intelligence and putting your heart and soul into what should be a right to all women!!!
    The rest of the Country is behind you even if that doesn’t include Texas!

    I can’t help to wonder how may men in Texas think these things are correct, kill murderers, kill prostitutes if they don’t provide sex, kill your wife if you think she is involved with the neighbor. Kill the black guy because they all scare you, use your brain and think for yourself. None of it would make any sense to any logical human being! educate yourself, and learn about getting along and making this country great again!

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