Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.

Kimberly McCarthy Executed in Texas

I wrote to Kimberly McCarthy for many years. She was executed in June of this year. While she was guilty, her trial was less than fair. There was issue upon issue of incompetence and when someone’s life is at stake we cannot take those liberties.

Kimberley was killed with animal tranquilizers. The very manufacturer of the chemical is disgraced at the state of Texas saying, “It’s against everything we stand for. We invent and develop medicine with the aim of alleviating people’s burden. This is the direct opposite of that.”

Kimmie’s last words were “This is not a loss. This is a win. You know where I’m going. I’m going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love you all,” 

I know that she was guilty but to kill someone to punish them for killing someone is beyond immature. How can we as a country keep our head up while still practicing this barbarism in our own backyard?

We’ve already been told that a life sentence is cheaper than a death sentence. It’s been proven that death row inmates make a huge positive impact on the younger inmate population. Many victim’s families prefer to let the offender live years behind bars as a more fitting punishment than a quick and painless death.

Capital punishment is an antiquated and useless procedure, not to mention expensive.