Showing posts from February 13, 2011
The commonalities between Michelle Tharp in Pennsylvania and Andrea McAnulty in Oregon are few but loom large.

Both women starved, tortured and abused their daughter to death. Both had other children that weren't subjected to the violence.

Michelle Tharp denies her guilt but Angel McAnulty admits to hers.

This crime is a aggravated murder and alway subject to the death penalty.

I wrote to Michelle for several years and it was the most convoluted line of bullshit that i have ever received. Those women in that Muncy prison and the strangest bunch of all I write to.

All the women, especially those who are one of several women on death row in the same facility, have an unspoken rule that you do not ask questions or inject your opinion on why another woman is there. Most look down on it as disrespectful and generally rude. Those Muncy women lose their shit over it. The each asked me for information on another and then used it against each other and blamed me.

It was crazy.
Oregon is considering its first ever woman for execution. Currently, there are 36 men on death row in the state but they have not executed anyone since 1997. Sources state that the low budget in the state keeps the death penalty off the table.
That is a pretty good sign that its ineffectual. Its just to damn expensive. If, as supporters claim, it costs more to execute a person than to hand out a life sentence why doesnt Oregon know this?

Angela McAnulty and her husband starved and tortured her 15 year old daughter to death in 2009. Proecutors claim she tampered with evidence after the death of her daughter from starvation and dehydration.

Angela had two boys by her first husband as well as, Jeanette, the daughter she killed. Both boys were permenatly removed from her custody years before.

She has plead guilty.