Last-Minute Stay Of Execution For Texas Black Woman

PRESS TV   Wed.,  Jan.30, 2013

A Judge in the US state of Texas has granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Kimberly McCarthy, who was scheduled to become the first woman to be executed in the United States in nearly three years.

The execution was due to take place after 6:00 p.m. local time (2300 GMT) on Tuesday (Jan.29, 2013).  Kimberly McCarthy(Kimberly on right)

On Tuesday, Dallas County District Court Judge Larry Mitchell rescheduled the 51-year-old Black woman’s execution for April 3, after her lawyers asked for more time to submit an appeal on grounds of racial discrimination.

“The previous warrant of execution is hereby recalled,” Judge Mitchell wrote in the order, which was issued at 1:00 p.m. local time.

“Of the twelve jurors seated at trial, all were white, except one, and eligible non-white jurors were excluded from serving by the state,” University of Texas adjunct law professor Maurie Levin said.

Levin assisted in representing McCarthy, who has been on death row for 14 years.

“We are very pleased that we will now have an opportunity to present evidence of discrimination in the selection of the jury that sentenced Kimberly McCarthy to death,” Levin added.

“As recognized by the US Supreme Court (Miller-El v. Dretke, 2005), these facts must be understood in the context of the troubling and long-standing history of racial discrimination in jury selection in Dallas County, including at the time of Ms. McCarthy’s trial,” she stated.

McCarthy was convicted of robbing, beating, and stabbing to death Dorothy Booth, a 71-year-old retired college professor, in a city near Dallas in 1997. She has also been linked to three other murders.

McCarthy is one of 10 women on death row in Texas.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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