Sex Offender Faces Possible Lethal Injection.....Here's Hoping.
What boggles the mind is that fact that Couey, a convicted sex offender,slipped under the radar by not bothering to inform the authorities in the Florida town of Homosassa that he had moved into the area. According to his record, Couey was accused in 1978 of grabbing a girl in her bedroom, placing his hand over her mouth and kissing her. In 1991,this pervert was arrested on a charge of fondling a child. Sounds like an upstanding pillar of the community,huh?
Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but if I ever found out that this kind of morally bankrupt slime bag was infesting my neighborhood; I'd welcome the deviate by whapping him upside his sick, twisted head with a wooden baseball bat. It might not do him a whole hell of a lot of good, but I'd enjoy it immensely.
Circuit Judge Richard Howard will be the one who ultimately decides whether Couey gets a life sentence(also known as three hots and a cot for life) or the death penalty. With sentencing to begin next Tuesday, Couey's lawyer had a psychologist testify that he suffers from mental illness and metal retardation. Oh com'on now, you mean his lawyer couldn't come up with a more original defense than that? Why not play sentimental violin music as he attempts to muster up sympathy for his degenerate client?
Maybe the jury will be predominately comprised of the kind of people I refer to as the boo hoo hoo for the criminal crowd. Not only will they make sure that Crazy Couey will be comfortably ensconced in a cell for the remainder of his worthless life, they'll probably insist one of the guards put a mint on his pillow every morning. We can always hope the jury shows him the very same brand of mercy he showed his victim instead.
Couey, probably acting on his lawyer advice, is playing the part of the mentally unbalanced murderer to the hilt; he sways slightly in his chair while staring with a crazed expression for the benefit of the jury and the media. Hey Couey, you're not fooling anyone! This is your big moment to make the jury (whom you hope are criminally gullible) feel pity for you so that they'll hand you a life sentence, thus sparing your perverted ass death by lethal injection. Lethal injection? This piss poor excuse for a human being should be shoved up against a wall and without the benefit of a blindfold put to death by a firing squad. When an animal begins to attack humans, it's put to death. Well, Couey is no better than an animal and ought to be treated in much the the same fashion.
However, a positive accomplishment has come from this terrible tragedy : Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford, became an activist who lobbied for tougher laws which will monitor sex offenders more carefully. His efforts came to fruition when Florida lawmakers enacted "Jessica's Law mandating longer prison sentences and lifetime tracking via global positioning devices for sexual predators convicted of molesting children under age 12. This landmark ruling is the reason other states are introducing tougher legislation on sex offenders. Enacting such laws will certainly make it harder for child predators like Couey to corrupt and possibly end the lives of their potential victims.
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