HUNTSVILLE (AP) – A Texas woman convicted of the grisly slaying and robbery of a 71-year-old neighbor is set to become the first woman executed in the United States since 2010.
Kimberly McCarthy faces lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville. She’d also be the first woman put to death in Texas in more than eight years.READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
A Dallas County jury already had convicted McCarthy of the slaying of retired psychology professor Dorothy Booth at her home south of Dallas in 1997 when evidence at the punishment phase of her trial tied her to two similar murders a decade earlier.
Jurors determined she should be put to death.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
Evidence showed Booth’s finger was hacked off with a butcher knife to steal her wedding ring.
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