Texas Woman's Execution Now Set for June

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A state district judge has reset to June 26 this week's scheduled execution of a Dallas-area woman for the robbery-slaying of a 71-year-old retired college professor more than 15 years ago.

Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy was set to die Wednesday in Huntsville.

State District Judge Larry Mitchell's action formalizes an agreement last week between Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and McCarthy's attorney that her punishment should be put off until the fate of death penalty-related bills now in the Texas Legislature is determined. Lawmakers are about halfway through their six-month session.

McCarthy's attorney, Maurie Levin, contends the jury in her case unfairly was selected on the basis of race.

McCarthy was condemned for the 1997 killing of Dorothy Booth at Booth's home in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200587831 - kbtx.com/a?a=200587831
Gray Television, Inc.