“It took almost 16 years before McCarthy was executed. The DNA evidence was there. The witnesses were also there (she gave the victims car to one, pawned her wedding ring that she cut off of her finger while she was a live, and used the victims credit cards to buy liquor, etc). McCarthys guilt was not in question. She was tried two times and found guilty. That is a total of 24 jurors who decided that she should die for her crimes. I saw the first trial and I was a witness at the execution. I talked to the investigators and prosecutor. I can tell you that she was guilty, I have no doubt.”
HipsterCorgi on Jul 3, 2013 at 00:10:55
“I did qualify my first comment by stating I was not arguing her innocence, just making a statement about the entire system.”
“I take your question is a respectful way, thanks. All of the family is different. I felt a sense of relief, and it has been only a few days, but I hope to begin a process of healing. My 87 year old mother, who was the victims best friend for 40 years had to go to the crime scene 4 hours after the police arrived and tell them what objects were missing from the house. She saw the blood and urine all over the place. She told me that she will NEVER have closure.
One thing I know about Kimberly is that she killed people. If she was put in with the general population in prison, she would have killed again. It was what she did, and she didn't think it was particularly wrong. Remember, she killed three elderly women by beating their heads in with a hammer, meat cleaver, and a candelabra.
I can't really argue for or against the death penalty (in general). What I witnessed was not horrific, it seemed quite peaceful, but very final.”
“I witnessed the execution of Kimberly McCarthy. I stood about 4 feet from her when she gave her last statement. She was a sociopathic killer who had killed 3 elderly women. She had no empathy for other people and I am convinced that she did not particularly believe that she had done anything wrong. IF she became a Christian, like she claimed, one would think she would repent and show remorse. She certainly showed no remorse for her crimes, and she has never apologized to us, the family and loved ones of her victim, Dorothy Booth. Indeed, she looked at us and smiled as she died a peaceful death. Her last statement was cynical and self serving........typical for her.”
Becky Higdon on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:10:55
“May I ask if this execution was supposed to provide remorse and sorrow for your horrible loss? I mean this in a most respectful way; however, in the victim's family exercising their right to be present: does the DP give the closure one assumes is most valuable in witnessing something of this magnitude.”
donnablinger on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:05:40
“I am so sorry for your loss. With this killer gone, hopefully you will be able to find some solace in your life. God bless you and all she has effected.”
“I witnessed the execution yesterday. Kimberley said that she would be with Jesus. She looked very peaceful when she died.. I am of the understanding that if she converted to Christianity, she would repent of her sins...she offered no apology to the family and friends of her victims, and admitted no responsibility for her crimes. She was a sociopath to the end.....”
Robert Card on Jun 28, 2013 at 20:45:03
“She won't be with Jesus, she went in other direction.”
“This article does not really say what the objections are exactly on the part of law enforcement. I eat hemp protein with my breakfast every morning...I wear hemp clothing. Just think of the businesses that can open and stimulate our sagging economy..........who cares what law enforcement thinks anyway. Since when did they legislate?”
chaya on Jun 5, 2013 at 16:34:13
“They give politicians money and votes.”
CheGuevara on Jun 5, 2013 at 16:17:18
“LEO's run the "it looks like MJ and sends the wrong messages to out kids!" crapola, then complain that they "can't tell the difference" and will cause uncertainty and confusion for LEO's, blah blah blah...
Which means there must be some seriously dumb muddafackas working for law enforcement.”
“This was a really sad video. Perhaps the gentleman was unskillful in asking his questions, but since when is it a crime to express interest in another human being? Why should he be humiliated for it?”
“. Our Founding Fathers are Christian, our philosophy is Christian, our laws are based on Judeo-Christian ethics."
It is always appalling to know how little our legislators know about American history. All DeGraaf needs to do is look up Deism and get out a history book to see that Washington, Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin,etc...were Deists, not Christians.
Poor Christians, imagine being persecuted by not being allowed to proselytize and abuse people of other faiths, or no faith at all........boo hoo, boo hoo.........I guess they can get together and cry during one of the military rock concerts for Jesus that they have periodically.”
May 2, 2013 at 07:43:24
“Einstein did not believe in a personal god. Anyway, I agree with you that the material world is only one part of the greater whole. The word mysticism is fine with me, because when we get into the realm beyond the physical, language fails to describe the experience. However, I think that I respect the mystery enough not to try to impose a bunch of made up stories on it like religion does...”
Apr 30, 2013 at 11:02:52
“OK. So, Let's say that someone believes that there is a supernatural being who knows all of their secret thoughts. The supernatural being has a secret plan for them that he does not tell anyone about, but the supernatural being will rearrange the physical world to realize his plan for them. The supernatural being then sends an instruction book, but it is not very clear, and if you get it right, you go to a paradise for all eternity, but if you misinterpret it....well, too bad for you. Nobody can actually see this supernatural being or demonstrate it's existence. Perhaps you would like to explain to me exactly why this is not delusional? The belief in god is delusional thinking.....”
Abinico Warez on May 1, 2013 at 19:30:59
“Yes, it is delusional. But being delusional is better than taking psychiatric drugs. There is a reality other than the material world we can experience with our senses. That is what I know to be true based on my experiences. Within the greater discourse of human experience this is called mysticism. Some accept it, many do not; I could care less about someone else's opinion; all I would point out is that physics recognizes a number of phenomena that are classified as 'spooky', even by Einstein. So, if Einstein was delusional, I guess I'm in good company.”
“I am a drug abuse counselor! In some ways the counselors are just as hysterical as the government......most of them are recovering addicts and see everything through that lens. It is a sad state of affairs indeed......”
RMForbes on Apr 26, 2013 at 22:38:10
“I went all the way through Psychology Lab classes in college before I realized I did not want to become a Psychologist or counselor. I have known a few drug counselors that were fully invested in maintaining the status quo as well. But I have always believed that most educated people believe like I do that;
"And one peculiar point I see,
As one of many ones of me.
As truth is gathered, I rearrange,
Inside out, outside in, inside out, outside in,
“When the drug laws cause more harm to our society than the drugs, it is time for a change. It is time for the citizens of this great country to make our leaders behave..........”
RMForbes on Apr 26, 2013 at 19:34:31
“Actually every prohibition creates far more problems than the substance prohibited. Drug use and abuse should never have been criminalized in the first place, drugs are only a medical issue. Cops and jailers make terrible drug abuse counselors.”
“Since when is following the law "nitpicking and overcontrolling"? Religious leaders openly break the law by promoting religious candidates from the pulpit. If they give up their tax free status they are welcome to do so, but we as taxpayers should not have to fund their political objectives. Non believers and people of religions other than christianity should not be forced to pray in public or have to endure the relentless pressure to conform to a religion by religious folk. Perhaps you think that respecting the constitution of the United States is "nitpicking and over-controlling". Try telling that to the dedicated military heroes who fought and died for our constitution.”
Owen E W Youngs on Apr 3, 2013 at 09:28:41
“No one is being forced to pray in public, I don't know where you dug that misconception up from. They're being forced to be in the presence of prayer. Big frigging deal.
N'or are they forced to conform. Those who go against the grain tend to be respected, with one exception; when they try to force unwillingly those who have differing opinions on what's going on around them.
Our military heroes fought for our constitutional rights, and this does not fall under separation of church and state, not in my mind. It falls under the First Amendment, that of free speech, the right of Americans to express themselves freely without the pressure of demagogues deciding what is and is not politically correct, then legislating based on that.
But some people feel they have the inalienable right to alienate free speech. And even that opinion is protected speech, but it runs counter to America's founding philosophies.”
“I am sure that bike riders produce more carbon dioxide than drivers. However, if you figure the cars that the drivers are driving into the equation, I am sure that Mr. Orcutt would see that cars pollute more.
Too bad we don't have adequate mental health care services in this country. Republicans sure seem to need them...........”
“I never realized how sensitive these bank regulators really are....ask a simple question and they are all boohoo boohoo......."how dare you aske me a question!" Its about time that somebody asks them a question or two, seems that the fox has been guarding the chicken house.........Thank goodness for Elizabeth Warren!!!”
“That is WAY too logical and reasonable for a republican to wrap their brain around. I am happy every time one of these extremists does this kind of thing because it shows who they really are, and it costs them around election time.........I am waiting for them to introduce a bill that would require a rape victim to marry their attacker!”