Breaking News – John Couey Convicted in Jessica Lunsford Murder – Jury Recommends Death Penalty


The trial of John Couey in the Murder of Jessica Lunsford is over and the Jury has recomended that he recieves the death penalty for the horrific crime.

In less than one hour the jury deliberated to determine that Couey was guilty of abducting, raping, and killing 9 year old Jessica. Their verdict now means Circuit Judge Richard Howard will determine whether Couey will be put to death or face life imprisonment.

Posted March 14, 2007 by
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    25 Responses to “Breaking News – John Couey Convicted in Jessica Lunsford Murder – Jury Recommends Death Penalty”

    1. Gunslinger on March 14th, 2007 5:57 pm

      It’s a damn sham we don’t allow hanging.

    2. Brenda on March 14th, 2007 6:04 pm

      Way to go Jury
      The Animal got what he deserves!!

    3. joe bear on March 14th, 2007 6:06 pm

      that seems fair

    4. Susie on March 14th, 2007 6:09 pm

      Alrighty then! Let the games begin :-) An eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth! I recommend Couey get his just dessert. First, let his inmates have their way with him repeatedly (24/7) for a few years, then dig a big hole, put Couey in a plastic bag, bury him ALIVE, and allow him to suffocate to death just to see what Jessica went through!!! Only then would JUSTICE be served!

    5. dennisintn on March 14th, 2007 6:12 pm

      appeals will take 20 years. he’ll die of old age or someone will get to him in jail.

    6. Joanie on March 14th, 2007 6:19 pm

      YES! I also agree with the jury. However…..I just have to wonder how long this scum woulda lasted had he been put in General Population with other inmates? I remember watching a documentary on National Geographic about San Quinten. The journalist asked this group of inmates what would they do to Scott Peterson if he was in General Population and not in the safety of solitary. All 10 of them immediately smiled and growled like a pack of hungry wolves.

    7. Patti on March 14th, 2007 6:21 pm

      I agree… Gunslinger!

      It used to be they’d be hung within a week!

      Those were the days…

    8. irl500girl on March 14th, 2007 7:17 pm

      I’m glad the jury did the right thing – DEATH! I was worried they’d be a bunch of bleeding hearts sorry for the poor “retarded” man. Glad his coloring and acting like he was unaware didn’t fool them.
      Too bad it will take so damn long for the appeals process.

    9. Kat_Gram on March 14th, 2007 8:03 pm

      Good. Should have happened BEFORE he killed Jessica.

    10. Kat_Gram on March 14th, 2007 8:05 pm
      Go there. Read. Get behind the Lunsford Family.

    11. on March 14th, 2007 9:08 pm

      If ever there were a candidate for the death penalty (and also a strong argument that the death penalty IS needed) Creep Couey is THE candidate.

      One has to be beyond repair to bury a small child alive.

    12. txchic on March 14th, 2007 9:24 pm

      it’s a great thing he’s taken up coloring. he’ll have a hobby to keep him busy in between the rapes & beatings he’ll get in the big house.

    13. Richard on March 14th, 2007 10:57 pm

      This case has achieved so much notoriety, it’s hard to imagine that the judge will give anything less than death.
      And I don’t think carrying out the sentence will be delayed too too TOO long, though I might be wrong. (It should be done the same day, and won’t be, but never mind.)

      What’s tragic is that another perpetrator on another child that got less publicity might get off more easily.

    14. nurturer on March 15th, 2007 12:14 am

      What about his three accomplices?

    15. Ramlady on March 15th, 2007 4:04 am

      #14; The way I understand it is that the three other POS in the trailer with Couey will not be prosecuted because the state used them as witnesses against Couey. Therefore, if you are used as a witness, you can’t be prosecuted as accomplices. I know that’s horrible that those other 3 in that trailer get off scott-free when they had to have known what was going on, but apparently the DA felt that their testimony against Couey was more important than going after them as accomplices. I too am glad to see the jury gave him death, and I don’t think it will take twenty years. Florida doesn’t usually allow it to drag on and on as they do in some states. And I agree with #4 Susie that perfect justice would be for him to die the same horrible death as his victim, little Jessica.

    16. Wayne on March 15th, 2007 7:46 am

      They got one right for a change. Way to go jury, now Judge do the right thing and carry through with it. The #4 response above has the right idea for the proper punishment too!

    17. Miss-Underestimated on March 15th, 2007 8:57 am

      14. Wondering the same.

      Memo to Coueys defense attorney’s…. your ploy to portray a completely mentally capable client, claiming he was retarded, didn’t work, and you compromised your integrity with that one. You also did a disservice to ppl who are genuinely mentally retarded.

      RIH Couey

    18. Wanda on March 15th, 2007 10:23 am

      Mental illness or not….he needs to go! Lethal injection is too humane for him. Many thanks to the Niece living with him as well for keeping such good tabs on a convicted sex felon….she has to live with it, too and NO —-I don’t feel for her struggle, either.

    19. robots on March 15th, 2007 10:30 am

      john c. = EVIL

    20. glad2bAmerican on March 15th, 2007 10:31 am


    21. vicki on March 15th, 2007 10:49 am

      Isnt it disgusting that someone paid for his new suits to wear so he would look more human. Another DEMON on earth. I wish as Susie said they would put him in a bag and bury him after years of being gang raped over and over. As far as the other 3 go, you reap what you sow. They are living in their own hell,just as anyone would be if watching something so horrific go on and not STOP IT…..

    22. Susie on March 15th, 2007 6:50 pm

      Ramlady, Wayne and Vicki, wouldn’t it be great if murderers, rapists or criminals in general got their just dessert by the same means their innocent victims suffered? Lethal injection or the electric chair is the easy way out for these monsters!

      God Bless Jessica Lunsford and her family :-)

      May Couey’s death come swiftly and may he burn in hell for what he has done!

    23. houston on March 15th, 2007 8:37 pm

      Hang him and hang him high!

    24. slogmonster on March 16th, 2007 11:43 am

      #4 and #22: If all murderers got their just desserts we wouldn’t have to listen to their lawyers saying lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment while the perps they defend have mutilated, burned or whatever with no mercy toward their victims whatsoever.

      Wonder if it would make them think twice before the did it. ;)

    25. NicholasBRADEN on August 24th, 2007 3:58 pm


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