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Showing posts from October, 2012

Verna McCain Facing Death in Texas

Verna McCain was a nurse with no previous criminal record when she shot Kala Marie Golden Schuchardt several times outside a pediatric clinic in Texas in April of this year. She took Kala’s 3 day old son, Keegan, and left her there to die. Few details have emerged since the killing except that Verna had suffered a miscarriage and was desperately seeking a baby she could pass off as her own. The baby boy was found quickly at the home of Verna’s sister. Texas has announced their intention to seek the death  penalty for Verna. Her case is currently being prepared.

Margaret Allen Florida's 3rd Woman on the Row

Margaret Allen is the 3 rd woman on Florida’s death row. She was sentenced in May of last year, 2011. She tortured and killed her housekeeper because she thought she stole her purse and $2000. Allen and two accomplices kidnapped the housekeeper, Wenda Wright. She was bound and Allen placed her knee in her throat and began to pour bleach, nail polish remover and household chemicals into her face. The torture went on for hours until Allen strangled Wright with a cloth belt. The two accomplices then helped Allen dig a shallow grave and bury Wright. Quinton Allen, Allen's nephew and accomplice, testified against her saying he was afraid of his volatile Aunt and that she had a gun on her during the murder. He received 15 years. Hes eligible for parole in 2019. The other accomplice, James Martin, Allen’s roommate at the time, served several months for accessory after the fact. Hes already released on this case but has been incarcerated on a parole violation. Allen’s