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Verdict reached in John Couey Trial

John Couey.jpg

Fox News is reporting that the verdict is in. No word on when it will be announced.

Update: Guilty on all counts:

Count 1: guilty of murder in first degree

Count 2: guilty of burglary

Count 3: guilty of kidnapping

Count 4: guilty of sexual batter on a child under 12 years of age

The penalty phase begins on Tuesday.


Comments (43)

Can anyone possibly argue t... (Below threshold)
yo:

Can anyone possibly argue to keep him alive if he's found guilty?

Anyone?

... they should let Jessica... (Below threshold)
yo:

... they should let Jessica's father have five minutes alone with him.

Amen Yo... (Below threshold)
scmommy:

Amen Yo

I'm truly a gentle soul--I ... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

I'm truly a gentle soul--I even capture spiders alive and release them outside.

I could flick the switch on this guy. I'd even be willing insert the IV for lethal injection, but I'd probably faint.

goddessoftheclassroom wrote... (Below threshold)

goddessoftheclassroom wrote:

I'm truly a gentle soul--I even capture spiders alive and release them outside.

I could flick the switch on this guy. I'd even be willing insert the IV for lethal injection, but I'd probably faint.

I'm so with you.

He wouldnt last the 5 minut... (Below threshold)
pretzel_logic:

He wouldnt last the 5 minutes im thinking (Couey that is) and this guy is only like 42 YO or so...he looks like he's 80.
I cant think of a lower form of human.

Three words: string-him-up!... (Below threshold)
Richard Romano:

Three words: string-him-up!

"... but I'd probably faint... (Below threshold)
yo:

"... but I'd probably faint."

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom


Not me.

When they found her body, buried alive in a plastic bag, two fingers were sticking out, indicative of her trying to dig herself out.

I'm not necessarily a violent person, but I'd take the IV tube and wrap it around that monster's neck.

Forgive my bloodlust (and I don't mean to hog the comments), but this guy is the Death Penalty Poster Boy, and deserves a death much worse than the one he will rec'v.

Now, I'm just waiting to hear from the pro-choice, anti-death penalty leftists.

I second yo's comment.... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I second yo's comment.

Perhaps the punishment shou... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Perhaps the punishment should fit the crime here.

Burial alive in a plastic bag - about 6 feet down in good, soft soil...

And then park a bulldozer on top of him.

Who's John Couey? Is this ... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Who's John Couey? Is this some sort of conservative diversion? Aren't people being found guilty of something or other everyday?

Aren't people being found g... (Below threshold)
yo:

Aren't people being found guilty of something or other everyday?

Posted by: Herman

There's a slight difference between being found guilty about lying about telling the truth about a liar, and the abduction, sexual molestation and live entombment of a 12 year old girl.

I'm not sure what that difference is, per se, but I'll betcha' it's rather profound.

"Who's John Couey?" He's yo... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Who's John Couey?" He's your daddy stupid.

All this talk of retroactiv... (Below threshold)
Lonevoice:

All this talk of retroactive justice/revenge is one thing. I too would like nothing better than to park 158 grains of JHP in this...individuals.. brain pan.

I'm sorry, that's too easy, and so is legal injection.

Long ago, Larry Niven wrote a a short story that I beleive is titled "A Sense of Proportion". In this story,an ambassador from another world is kidnapped, and dies from a lack of care from allergies that caused him to suffocate in Earth's atmosphere.

The kidnappers were, in due time,caught and turned over to the aliens(who had the advantage over us Earthlings, kind of an "or else" situation) and were slowly suffocated to death.

These executions were broadcast publicly, and upon hearing the resultant uproar, the head alien said that we humans lack a sense of proportion...


Maybe we should think about that for a bit.

Let the punishments fit the... (Below threshold)
cadrys:

Let the punishments fit the crimes.

Lonevoice,I see yo... (Below threshold)
yo:

Lonevoice,

I see your point; but, I've thought about it long enough. Per the Elvis Costello song, "Let 'em dangle."

Doo doot da doo doo.

The man was already convicted of sex crimes when he committed this atrocity. He's a wasted zygote and there's nothing left to warrant him taking another breath - especially on the tax payers' dime.

Plain. Simple. Done.

Next.

You know what, Herman, you ... (Below threshold)

You know what, Herman, you once again demonstrate that for liberals the only important issue at hand is stabbing Bush by any means you can.

The little girl he kidnapped, kept in a closet for days, raped, and then BURIED alive means absolutely nothing to you because you can't find any way to blame our President.

Thank you for reminding me why reaching consensus is not a goal I should desire to accomplish with any Democrats.

I understand that the ACLU ... (Below threshold)
Vegas Vic:

I understand that the ACLU group from the State of Vermont wants him to go thru rehabilitation. Apparently, they (Vermont) "Understand" Pedophiles and feel their pain.
"Rehab & Release" is the state motto!

I'd give him 24 hours with ... (Below threshold)
marc:

I'd give him 24 hours with the largest, meanest "Bubba" from the meanest maximun security prison in the system. Alone, just the two of them, with piped in mood music.

Assuming he survived that, he'd be buried alive.

And BTW, because I didn't s... (Below threshold)
marc:

And BTW, because I didn't see it first:

Who's John Couey? Is this some sort of conservative diversion? Aren't people being found guilty of something or other everyday?
Posted by: Herman at March 7, 2007 05:14 PM

You are one stupid, despicable idiot! If this doesn't rise to the level deserving Thor's Hammer not much does!

yo. I'd only faint because ... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

yo. I'd only faint because I'm so squeamish about needles & stuff, but if it were a matter that either I inserted the IV or he'd have life in prison, I'd get that IV in somehow.

BTW, God bless all nurses for the hard (and to me, icky) work you do.

Amen, Marc. I love this si... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Amen, Marc. I love this site. but I've been loving it less recenty because the trolls are really stinking up the place. On some threads, there have been more trolls that real commenters. Thor's hammer sounds really good.

I say put a shovel and a ro... (Below threshold)
metprof:

I say put a shovel and a roll of plastic bags in her father's hands and let him take care of this.

This SOB needs to be hung b... (Below threshold)

This SOB needs to be hung by the XXXXX!!!!

Get the picture????

What a sorry bag of shit, and he still gets the protection of our laws!

Emotion aside, he is going to get his!

Duke

Why not set him afloat in t... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Why not set him afloat in the Everglades, hands and legs bound, but eyes wide open. Nothing we can ever imagine can equal the fear he put into that little girl. Starke is too nice of a place for him, anything but a slow painful death too kind for him.

"Two in the chest and one i... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"Two in the chest and one in the head will absolutely make your convicted pervert dead"

Sorry, don't remember the origin and I twisted it slightly to fit but I could do it...no qualms about snuffing a wretched piece of garbage like him.
Unfortunately the odds of him dying in his sleep in a cell are greater than him dying on a gurney with a state supplied needle and drug cocktail in his veins thanks to the PC'ism against 'cruel and unusual punishment' in this country. It would be nice to demonstrate 'swift and certain justice' with him, shadenfrued of the finest kind and a benefit to society all around.

Bury him ........ ALIVE.</p... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

Bury him ........ ALIVE.

Turn about is fair play.

Or, since he seems to like ... (Below threshold)

Or, since he seems to like plastic bags, we could give him one as a parachute/shroud and drop him out of a plane at 35,000 feet or so. Over an unpopulated area, of course... I'd hate to have that fall through my roof.

I hate to do this, but I ha... (Below threshold)

I hate to do this, but I have to stand up for Herman, at least until he clarifies his statement. I've written sarcastic comments on another blog before and been accused of all sorts of stuff, so I'd like to wait and see if he meant it seriously or not.

Also, I had no clue who Couey was till I read through the comments. I remember hearing about this happening, but didn't know the name of the criminal.

"two in the chest and one i... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

"two in the chest and one in the head..."?

...only after emptying a couple of .45 ACP magazines in his arms and legs.

Industrial shredder - go Fa... (Below threshold)
Headzero:

Industrial shredder - go Fargo on him.

Why not a woodchipper, and ... (Below threshold)
Alcudia:

Why not a woodchipper, and go all Uday and Qusay on him.

Danial:"I hate... (Below threshold)
marc:

Danial:

"I hate to do this, but I have to stand up for Herman, at least until he clarifies his statement."

What's to clarify? Granted many wouldn't know who the thread and story is about.

That in no way mitigates the fact he plainly attempted to (AGAIN) hijack a thread to something he can (AGAIN) rail and rant about so he can (AGAIN) put on his display of hate for Bush and the Bush Admin.

You don't know Herman. And given the 4 hours since dropping his nonsense it appears for all the world he crapped it out then fled.

Very typical of a troll.

marc, agreed. Look... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

marc, agreed.

Look at how Lee cut n run when asked a simple and direct question, then leveled a troll accusation.

Wonder if these people(lib trollers here) have anyone else to talk to or play with??

Hard time is the most bruta... (Below threshold)
Webster:

Hard time is the most brutal punishment you could hand Couey. A famous kiddy raper/murderer? He'll beg for the needle the first day.

Please don't give that piec... (Below threshold)
SATerp:

Please don't give that piece of animated dog feces publicity by posting his picture here.

No..don't kill him..I'd giv... (Below threshold)
Ran:

No..don't kill him..I'd give him 2 hours in general Population.. IF he made it to the yard, he'd be in pieces in MINUTES!..they would rip the boy to shreds!.. After that, as we used to say, he'd be "Another Parole Success".

Funny or not, how Lee, Barn... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Funny or not, how Lee, Barney, jp2, et al. are missing from chiming in on this...

Given the current informati... (Below threshold)

Given the current information, I withdraw my support of Herman. I don't comment here very often, so I don't have a good feel for the trolls... any others I should watch out for?

Dead Man Walikin'!... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Dead Man Walikin'!

Ahh leave they guy alone..h... (Below threshold)
Dr. Phil:

Ahh leave they guy alone..he just wanted a piece of ass.

I think they should fry him... (Below threshold)
Jamie:

I think they should fry him for what he did to that poor little girl!!!

Look at you.You ar... (Below threshold)
Dr. Phil:

Look at you.

You are all horrified by a killing, yet every one of you wants to kill somebody, or are offering suggestions on how someone should be killed.




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