GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY: Sex Offender John Couey Found Guilty in Jessica Lunsford Murder


A Florida jury has found sex offender John Couey guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering 9 year old Jessica Lunsford. The jury took 4 hours to reach their verdict, which is about 3 hours and 59 minutes too long.

MIAMI —  A jury found a sex offender guilty Wednesday of kidnapping and raping a 9-year-old girl and burying her alive in a crime that led to a crackdown around the country on sex offenders.

Jurors deliberated about four hours before returning the verdict against John Evander Couey in the slaying of Jessica Lunsford, who was snatched from her bedroom in 2005 about 150 yards from the trailer where Couey had been living. (FOX News)

John Couey Guilty On All Counts In Lunsford Murder

Posted March 7, 2007 by
Crime, Murder, Sex Offender | 23 comments

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    23 Responses to “GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY: Sex Offender John Couey Found Guilty in Jessica Lunsford Murder”

    1. joe bear on March 7th, 2007 4:29 pm

      As Cousin Gomer used to “SUPRISE,Suprise.”

    2. San on March 7th, 2007 4:30 pm

      May he rot in hell that scumbag.

    3. Richard on March 7th, 2007 4:39 pm

      It’s impossible to think that justice can be done in this case. Nothing on Earth would be a sufficient penalty.

      For the rest of my life, I think, that detail about the blue plastic dolphin will haunt my memory. It may be that no life is worth more or less than another life (I exclude from that idea animals such as the perpetrator, whose life is worth less than nothing in my view), but that detail about the dolphin will make this CRIME unforgettable.

      I hope the animal is put to sleep in the proper manner: no yelling and screaming on TV, no talk shows, no fuss at all.

      Just doing the proper thing as an aftermath.

      What’s that? You say it might not be death? I refuse to believe that.

    4. Scared Monkeys on March 7th, 2007 4:50 pm

      Your retarded act Couey is not going to save you from a needle in your arm. Its too bad that we can’t bring back stoning.

      How dare you and your scumbag defense atty fake a defense that Couey is mentally retarded to get out of the death penalty.

      Pretty amazing how you could abduct, hide, continually rape as police looked for Jessica and then bury her all without authorities knowing.

      You can’t get to hell fast enough.

    5. chris on March 7th, 2007 5:06 pm

      Now lets support him while in jail waiting for all the appeals to get exhausted. We have to be sure that he has the best food, healthcare and access to all his favorite TV programs. What’s wrong with that picture?….chris

    6. nurturer on March 7th, 2007 5:31 pm

      So burn him.

    7. Sahara on March 7th, 2007 5:38 pm

      My son is the same age as Jessica. He has that same stuffed dolphin. To this day if I go to check on him and he has his arm around it sleeping, it brings tears to my eys and can take me to my knees. Just the thought of what that sick…sick…individual…did, makes my blood boil!!

    8. mayan_moons on March 7th, 2007 5:57 pm

      Notice the complete indifference to what this POS did to a beautiful little girl is no different than the indifference of Jurine and the cowpoo’s….hell the whole island to Natalee & her family.

    9. mayan_moons on March 7th, 2007 6:00 pm

      Lethal injection (putting down) is what you do to a beloved pet that is suffering, it should not be so easy for these heartless, soul-less beasts who hurt our children.

    10. Kat_Gram on March 7th, 2007 6:04 pm

      I am so glad that this was short. Just fry Couey right now.
      Or let Mark take care of Couey. Poor Mark Lunsford,Archie and Ruth. I had never been to a blog or the internet before until I saw Nancy Grace and Mark Lunsford begging for his daughter to be returned to him. And I was never a real big fan of the death penalty until this case.
      I did light a candle for Jessica last week at Gratefulness.Com.

    11. Just Bearly on March 7th, 2007 7:39 pm

      I say subject him to Chinese water torture and starvation to death. Or send him to Baghdad with nothing. Poisonous Snake pit. He deserves something bad.

    12. irl500girl on March 7th, 2007 7:46 pm

      I hope some other sicko in prison kills him. . .VERY VERY SLOWLY so he suffers like no one ever has.

    13. mrs. red on March 7th, 2007 11:49 pm

      quite frankly, I think he should suffer the same fate as Jessica…. he should be buried alive.

    14. tuyvnsurvivor on March 8th, 2007 12:46 am

      Some comments today by Geraldo, as to GPS device implants in sex criminals, give me thought.

      It is the courts that are the hold up in that area. If enough interest got going this could no doubt become a reality. Imagine, each time a scum drives by a school zone (with an alert becon) he is recorded on a computer/

      I have a first cousin who teaches GPS use to the military, surveyors, pilots etc. Yep, the courts and ‘animal rights’ are the hold up.

    15. Kat_Gram on March 8th, 2007 2:00 am

      Mark Lunsford was on CNN tonight.
      If you want to donate or to help change the laws go the
      jessica marie lunsford foundation.
      It is 12.00 usd for one of the bracelets and they also have a poster of a motorcycle available .
      Thank You.

    16. Brenda on March 8th, 2007 8:38 am

      Let the Dad have him, and give him to a bunch of deliverence boys so he can “sqeal like a pig” and then bury his sorry ass alive

    17. Miss-Underestimated on March 8th, 2007 9:17 am

      These defense attorneys should be very wary of the tactics they use just to win a case. They someday may be on the other table, with a defense attorney using the same tactics.

      Metally retarded persons and their guardians should raise their heads and shout to the sterotyping that this defense was trying to imply. I know “retarded” ppl, none of them are child rapists or murders, contrary, they are ppl loving who could not hurt flys. Couey is a cold blooded child murder and rapist who buried a tiny girl alive after he raped her.
      Florida should spare everyone and get this over fast, lethal injection, electric, stoning, what ever get it done.

      RIH Couey

    18. Brenda on March 8th, 2007 9:33 am

      Give the creep to Jessica’s Dad and let him have the Deliverence boys make him “squeel like a pig” and then bury his sorry ass alive

    19. irl500girl on March 8th, 2007 12:35 pm

      GPS tracking still depends on someone else to monitor and notify the public. I say a tatoo on these sex offenders forehead lets us all know what’s what.

    20. Miss-Underestimated on March 8th, 2007 2:01 pm

      19. Let’s add castration, isn’t that the whole problem with these creeps? But they shouldn’t even be on the streets, their screwy, nasty looking faces ought to be locked up for ever.

      Couey RIH.

    21. irl500girl on March 8th, 2007 4:09 pm

      Castration is limited. They still have hands and not everyone could tell they had been castrated.
      I like my tatto on the forehead idea best.
      That way they can be shunned by society, they can’t hide it very weel so all will know, there won’t be any overcowding in the jails keeping them locked up, it would be a deterent for other sex offenders and the public would not have to trust nad rely on a monitor and reporting system.
      If they don’t want to compy with a tattoo then they can choose jail or death.

    22. irl500girl on March 8th, 2007 4:37 pm

      OMG!!! My horrid typos! at least I can add!

    23. Maggie on March 8th, 2007 4:54 pm

      I watched some of this on court tv. Parts of it I couldn’t even stand to watch. While that creep is sitting there drawing with colored pencils, they are talking about what he done to this beautiful little girl. Unspeakable what she endured. Lured her out of bed by saying he was taking her to see her father. ditto bury him alive, it still wouldn’t be what he deserves. My heart breaks for Mark and the grandparents. They’ve got more class in their little finger than all of those creeps in that trailer put together. Couey should never have been out on the street to start with. When are they going to wake up and see what these creeps are doing to our youth and put them behind bars or send them to an island and let them “love” each other to death.

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