Jessica Lunsford: Mark Lunsford To John Evander Couey, “I hope you hear her cry as you try to sleep at night.”
At a court appearance yesterday where convicted child killer and sex offender John Couey was attempting to be spared the death penalty, Mark Lunsford put forth the cold hard facts and stated why he felt Couey should be put to death. John Couey’s attorneys are trying to say that Couey is mentally retarded to spare him the needle. For what this man did that was so henous stoning should be made the exception in this case.
“I hope you hear her cry as you try to sleep at night.”
“You will never hurt another child again,” Lunsford said in testimony Tuesday in a Florida court hearing where a judge will decide whether to give Coueyheinous the death penalty
”For 29 months, my daughter has heard me cry and begged God to stop the pain in my heart.”
For anyone who has followed the case of 9 year old Jessica Lunsford and Mark Lunsford’s efforts to help pass Jessica’s Law, to hear Mark Lunsford on the witness stand was powerful and emotional.
“I hope you see the tears at night when she asked you [if she could] go home. You will never hurt another child again.”
“I can remember when she was about 1 year old and would give me kisses and hugs and steal the raisins from my cereal,” (CNN)