Today John Evander Couey has been ruled eligible for the death penalty for his part in the rape and murder of 9 year old Jessica Lunsford. A Citrus County judge ruled that John Evander Couey is not mentally retarded and Couey can face the death penalty. Say hello to Satan.
Circuit Judge Ric Howard ruled the most credible intelligence exam rated Couey’s IQ at 78, slightly above the 70 level generally considered retarded.
“The conclusion is inescapable and irrefutable that the defendant John Evander Couey, is not retarded by any legal or societal standard,” Howard wrote in a 16-page ruling, according to the St. Petersburg Times. “The defendant stealthily entered the Lunsford family home and kidnapped Jessica. … A person who is mentally retarded simply could not have planned such a sophisticated crime, and escape.”
The death penalty could not be given to a more deserving person. John Couey’s attorney argued that his client suffered from life long mental abuse and possessed a below normal IQ. No need to worry and Couey suffering mental abuse … his life will not be continuing much longer.