First U.S. woman to be executed in two years faces lethal injection in Texas
Huntsville, TX, United States (4E) – A 51-year-old woman sentenced to death for robbing, beating and fatally stabbing her elderly neighbor is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Huntsville, Texas.
According to reports, Kimberly McCarthy will be the first female inmate to be executed in the United States for over two years by lethal injection.
McCarthy was convicted for the 1997 death of 71-year-old Dorothy Booth, a retired college psychology professor.
Investigators revealed McCarthy asked Booth for a cup of sugar in her home in Lancaster before she used a butcher knife to stab and kill her.
Reports stated the former nursing home therapist, who is addicted to crack cocaine, is also connected to two other slayings.
Her execution is set at 6 p.m. at the state prison.
It was reported that McCarthy’s lawyers have asked Governor Rick Perry on Monday to use his executive authority to issue a 30-day reprieve and an appeal was also sent to the Dallas County District.
McCarthy will be the 13th woman executed in the U.S. and the fourth in Texas.