Black Woman In Texas To Be Executed For Killing Multiple Elderly Woman
An African American woman is set to be executed in Texas today after being convicted of murdering her elderly neighbor in the summer of 1997.
via Rolling Out
Kimberly McCarthy will be executed in the state of Texas today, making her the first woman to be executed in the United States in more than two years.
McCarthy will die by lethal injection before 6 p.m. tonight at the state prison in Huntsville, Texas.
McCarthy, 51, was convicted of killing her elderly neighbor, Dorothy Booth, in July 1997. McCarthy pretended to want to borrow sugar from Booth, then bumrushed the 71-year-old woman and stabbed her five times, according to prosecutors.
Kimberly McCarthy is said to have also cut off her neighbor’s finger to retrieve her diamond ring. McCarthy pawned the jewelry.
In addition to murdering her neighbor, McCarty was implicated in the deaths of two other elderly women; one was beaten with a meat cleaver, and the other was killed with a hammer.
Texas is known for upholding the death penalty and if anyone was set to receive such a punishment, it’s not exactly surprising that it was this woman, all things considered. What do you think about the death penalty?