Kimberly McCarthy, Texas
Kimberly Lagayle McCarthy, on June 26, 2014, became the 500th individual to be executed by the state of Texas. She was pronounced dead at 6:37 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Kimberly was 52 years of age. She was executed for stabbing to death her neighbor, 71-year-old Dorothy Booth on July 21, 1997. Kimberly planned to rob Dorothy’s home for drug money. Kimberly was also suspected of the 1988 murder of two elderly women, 82-year-old Maggie Harding who was a friend of Kimberly’s mother, and 85-year-old Jettie Lucas who was a distant relative. All three were murdered in a similar manner.
Kimberly graduated from high school and then worked as an occupational therapist, waitress, home health care provider, and laborer before she was arrested. She had previously been arrested for forgery, theft of services, and prostitution. While in prison awaiting trial, Kimberly assaulted, threatened, and took advantage of other inmates. She also violated a number of prison rules.
Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Dorothy Booth, Maggie Harding, and Jettie Lucas. Please pray for the family of Kimberly. In Kimberly’s final statement she said that she was “going to be home with Jesus.”