51 year old Kimberly McCarthy of Lancaster,Texas is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection tomorrow,Tuesday for the murder of her neighbor,Dorothy Booth,in 1997. She's the first female to be executed in the US in more than two years. the last female to be executed in the United States was Teresa Lewis in Virginia on September 23,2010.
"McCarthy, 51, was convicted of entering the Lancaster, Texas home of her 71-year-old neighbor, Dorothy Booth, on July 21, 1997, under the pretense of borrowing some sugar. She then stabbed Booth five times, according to the Texas attorney general's summary of the case.
She also cut off Booth's left ring finger in order to take her diamond ring, which she later pawned."
"McCarthy was found guilty in 1998 by a Dallas County jury of murdering Booth and sentenced to death. Her conviction was overturned by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 2001 because no attorney was present when she was questioned after the crime even though she had requested a lawyer, court documents show. She was tried a second time in 2002, was again found guilty by a Dallas County jury, and again sentenced to death." Thoughts?