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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  • by Jill Location: Grovetown on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:52 AM
    His IQ should not even be a deciding factor on this decision. He knew what he was doing was wrong and that should be the end of it. His drug problem is probably what contributed to his low IQ and he knew that was wrong as well but it didn't stop him. I think he and the judges who previously released him from prison and who gave him light sentences should ALL be on trial for the Jessica's death. Her death is on everyone of their hands.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2007 at 08:11 AM
    What happened to "Do unto others has they would have do unto you" High IQ or not--He knew what he was doing and he should be put to death just like Jessica!!!!!!!! He's a very sick individual and should suffer just like Jessica did!!!
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