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08-24-07, 03:05 PM #1
Death sentance for Couey
A Florida judge sentenced John Couey to death Friday for kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford.
Couey, a convicted sex offender, buried Lunsford alive in two black trash bags with her hands bound and her favorite purple stuffed dolphin tucked in her arms, Circuit Judge Richard Howard said. Lunsford's body was found in a grave in Couey's yard about three weeks after she disappeared.
"He secured her fate with a second bag," Howard told the court.
Howard called the murder "cold and calculated," that caused a "slow, suffering and conscious death."
Jessica's grandmother sat in the courtroom with other family and friends, wearing a pendant with Jessica's photo on it around her neck.
A Miami jury convicted Couey in March of taking the girl from her bedroom to his nearby trailer in 2005, where he raped her and buried her alive.
Defense experts testified that Couey is mentally impaired, suffers from longstanding mental illness and was a chronic drug and alcohol abuser. He was also abused by the boyfriend of his mother, who was 16 at the time he was born, they said. Defense lawyers used these "mitigating" factors in an effort to save Couey from the death penalty and instead, life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The court found that Couey is not mentally retarded but has a personality disorder and suffers from paranoia, Howard said.
Jurors recommended a death sentence. Couey said he believed he would be sentenced to death, according to a jail recording with his aunt.
Mark Lunsford, the father of Jessica, led a national crusade for harsher sentences for child murderers.
Jessica's killing prompted Florida and a number of other states to pass new laws cracking down on sex offenders and to improve tracking of them through databases and satellite positioning devices.
08-24-07, 04:41 PM #2Defense experts testified that Couey is mentally impaired, suffers from longstanding mental illness and was a chronic drug and alcohol abuser. He was also abused by the boyfriend of his mother, who was 16 at the time he was born, they said.
now, juice him.
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08-24-07, 04:50 PM #3
08-24-07, 04:54 PM #4
One. Why is that articles like this start out with, Mr. Chester Molester, a convicted sex offender......
Two. It's called the age of accountability. When you are old enough to know better, do better. Suffer the consequences, shitbag! May it be swift and conclusive!Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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08-24-07, 05:07 PM #5
No, make it slow and painful. Bury him alive like he did that girl. Better yet, bury him alive, and make sure that there are alot of fireants there to join that oxygen thief.
08-24-07, 05:21 PM #6YEAH, IM THE BERRIES, AND CHERRIES IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR.
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Eat it, Play with it, or piss on it, and walk away!
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08-24-07, 05:46 PM #7Defense experts testified that Couey is mentally impaired, suffers from longstanding mental illness and was a chronic drug and alcohol abuser. He was also abused by the boyfriend of his mother, who was 16 at the time he was born, they said.
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All my sentiments exactly. No mercy for anyone harming a child.
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08-25-07, 12:44 AM #10
08-25-07, 08:32 AM #11
Last night on one of the tv news shows on msnbc of fox news the interviewed Mark Lundsford the father of the girl killed. He spoke just as you would want to hear the parent of a murdered child speak. When asked he given the chance to talk with Couey "I guess you would have quite a bit to say" was replied with "I wouldn't have much to say but I sure would try and kill him"
Here is the link to the story and interview.
08-25-07, 08:58 AM #12
I agree, this is a great case for "an eye for an eye". Bury him alive, and let the worms and ants have at him."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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