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Old 06-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default 500th Texas execution scheduled for today (a woman)

You get these attorneys that take these cases. These are often pro bono, because these persons have no right to taxpayer-funded counsel for years on end after they are convicted, as I understand it. This is the best argument her lawyer has:

"The shameful errors that plague Ms. McCarthy's case — race bias, ineffective counsel and courts unwilling to exercise meaningful oversight of the system — reflect problems that are central to the administration of the death penalty as a whole. For this to be the emblem of Texas' 500th execution is something all Texans should be ashamed of," Levin said.
This is what happened:

McCarthy faces execution for the 1997 robbery, beating and fatal stabbing of retired college psychology professor Dorothy Booth. Booth had agreed to give McCarthy a cup of sugar before she was attacked with a butcher knife at her home in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas. Authorities say McCarthy cut off Booth's finger to remove her wedding ring.
The money was spent to buy crack cocaine.

You will note that the lawyer has no argument about innocence.

This lawyer can muster up no contempt for the actual act committed. All her contempt is directed towards the state.

There is no argument about how she is a changed woman in prison and that she has done much good since her crime. Like Karla Faye Tucker.
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