Couey eligible for death penalty

August 8, 2007

IVERNESS, Fla.---A Florida judge has decided John Couey is eligible for the death penalty.

Couey was convicted of kidnapping and raping nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford. He was caught in Augusta.

His attorneys argued for life because they said Couey has a low IQ.

The judge disagreed, and he'll decide soon if Couey will be put to death.


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