John Evander Couey Eligible for Death Penalty … Prepare to Meet Hell


Today John Evander Couey has been ruled eligible for the death penalty for his part in John Coueythe 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.

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  • Comments

    38 Responses to “John Evander Couey Eligible for Death Penalty … Prepare to Meet Hell”

    1. WTF on August 7th, 2007 10:29 pm

      of course what he did is heinous but I still don’t believe he’s up to mental standards to qualify for the death penalty.

      Also with appeals and such, won’t it be many, many years before he actual is even close to death? After all Richard Ramirez is still alive and it’s been 20 years.

    2. oldencrabby on August 7th, 2007 10:34 pm

      Let the ba$tard fry in he11!

    3. jabo on August 7th, 2007 10:41 pm

      God bless Jessica’s family for all they have had to endure since this monster entered their lives.

    4. Scared Monkeys on August 7th, 2007 10:47 pm

      #1, just let him out in general population … the rest will take care of itself.

    5. mrs. red on August 7th, 2007 10:48 pm

      I absolutely disagree with the idea that he is “retarded”, being handicapped doesn’t make one evil and he is at the lowest of the food chain for evilness.

      Execution isn’t good enough for him, he needs to be buried alive, just like Jessica.

    6. Mike on August 7th, 2007 10:57 pm

      #1….Did you actually buy the coloring book defense?

      He knew enough to sneak into Jessica’s home….he knew enough to hide her out in his closet… he knew enough to kill her and try and hide her body to cover his sex crimes…he knew enough to ask for lawyers when interegated….he knew enough to try and flee when the searchers were checking out the local sex offenders….doesn’t sound like a retarded man to me.

      The Mental retardation defense is a joke.

    7. LouiseVargas on August 7th, 2007 11:40 pm

      I don’t think he has any realization of his upcoming fate.

    8. kate on August 7th, 2007 11:52 pm

      Mental retardation is often the scape goat for the evil acts of individuals who commit horric crimes. In reality, mentally impaired kids normally do not grow up to be murderous, molesters of children. Intelligence tends to drop somewhat, from early childhood through adulthood. And, given Couey’s lengthy history of drug abuse, he surely had very few productive brain cells remaining. For this guy to test at 78 at this stage of his life, there’s no way that he is, or ever was, mentally impaired (retarded). He is just plain and simple, EVIL. He deserves, for his own sake, to be put to death. He’s a miserable person, so I hope he gets put on the fast track to his trip to HELL!

      As someone earlier stated, just put him in the general population and let’s get this show on the road!

    9. kpg on August 8th, 2007 12:01 am

      He absolutely knows his fate.

      He told his former jailers he needed help.

      Anyone that supports this sub human should examine their life.

    10. Kat_Gram on August 8th, 2007 1:22 am

      I agree with everyone EXCEPT for WTF.
      Pray for the Lunsfords.

    11. mayan_moons on August 8th, 2007 3:13 am

      Yeah……i’m sick and tired of evil people/criminal’s hiding behind mental handicaps as an excuse for their horrible deeds!

      How Dare They!

      This POS should be buried alive tomorrow just like he did to little Jessie!~

    12. mayan_moons on August 8th, 2007 3:24 am

      These evil bastards don’t have as many appealable years waiting on their executions as they used to, thanks to judge’s keeping the record cleaner, warding off all the appealable pitfalls during these trials has sped up the time process considerably for dispensing the ultimate penalty.

    13. MuffyBee on August 8th, 2007 5:06 am

      Couey needs to answer for his crimes. IMO he knew right from wrong, that killing Jessica was wrong. He tried to hide his hideous crimes against a young innocent and now he wants to hide behind the law. Isn’t it interesting that these murderers do such heinous crimes and are so afraid of death themselves? Whatever Couey’s fate, it could never be as bad as what he put little Jessica through in the last hours of her life.

    14. Peaches on August 8th, 2007 7:13 am

      Now is the time to examine the appeals process. Put in an Express Lane for vermin like Couey, Bundy, etc. Ramirez should’ve had a date with the needle many many years ago and is only alive today like many other pieces of trash because the appeals process takes 20 years. I say TIME’S UP!

    15. Jerry from Ohio on August 8th, 2007 7:42 am

      as a Past Corrections worker I have seen and worked with many mentally retarded prisoners .
      Yes there are some that do not realize what they have done and to what extent they have had on others lives .
      BUT the MAJORITY are just plain EVIL and do not really care about anyones needs except their own and at the present time .
      These men and women ARE some of the most dangerous because they can be talked into most anything for a few dollars ,a pack of cigarette’s or almost any favfor that they percieve that they need at the moment.
      These prisoners Cannot be rehabilitated for the most part as for most of their lives their antisocial behavior has been excused because many of the do gooders feel sorry for them .
      I have seen these types of prisoners at times for 24 hours a day and bet that if the Do Gooders had to spend just one week in the same cell or even a dormitory setting and saw these inmates in full action they would want to go running away, the things they do is almost unbelievable Like R said send them to Gen Pop and let the other prisoners
      deal with them they sometimes have a lot better sense of what another inmate is capable of then we on the outside do they have to live it everyday for years at a time and WILL not put up with some of this BULL Crap.
      They may be convicted BUT they also KNOW THE Legel judicial and correction system is broken and they also have family on the outside .
      also a Point of information to anyone that cares to hear this.
      Did you know that most of Gangs have their own courts ?
      and the other gang members ARE AFRAID of the punishments that they met out both because of their SEVERITY and the SWIFTNESS of the sentence that is carried out .
      Makes one think a bit doesn’t it ? Not a lot of wrist slapping in their system .

    16. Miss-Undestimated on August 8th, 2007 8:31 am

      Well all the do gooders, what do you think his fate if going to be in prison?

      Really some of you are so worried about him, do you think he or the septic scum that knew she was in the closet gave a second thought about Jessica’s safety?

      If you ever listened to criminals the only deterent is death, not prison, death is the only deterent.

      How’d you like to be Jess’s dad and see this monster with a planted coloring book?

      Couey is not “retarded”, he is a child predator, check his record.

    17. Miss-Undestimated on August 8th, 2007 10:00 am

      BTW, if he was “retarded” why’d he have Jess hidden in the closet, when the cops were at his cohorts trailer house and then bury her alive?

      Lucid enuff to know what was he was doing was wrong.

    18. Kimmy53 on August 8th, 2007 10:04 am

      Yep – FRY him – the sooner the better. He does not even deserve to take another breath air. Just plain evil is right.

    19. Carpe Noctem on August 8th, 2007 11:08 am

      Kill HIM, NOW, and I mean RIGHT NOW!

      When thoughts of Jessica and the Lunsford family spark off in my head, I think about the hell she must have been put through being buried in a trash
      bag while still alive. It sickens me to the core, and makes me wanna cry. I can’t believe some
      people could be so utterly cruel.

      Our taxes pay for him to eat and have a place
      to stay for life? FORGET IT,

      …give that you know what a

    20. sneezey on August 8th, 2007 6:21 pm

      Couhey not only deserves to die, but how about the family members that say they did not know Jessica was in his room?

      come on now… about pathetic justice.

      King needed to prosecute them all.

    21. Auntiem on August 8th, 2007 8:10 pm

      WTF are the Mental Qualifications for the Death Penalty??? OMG!!!!! You don’t have the Brains you were born with!!

    22. brie on August 8th, 2007 10:50 pm

      Freakin’ savage…..there is no punishment great enough for the crime this man has committed…and we don’t even know how many more in the past…he needs to die…the most horrible death…but of course our system, being civilized would never let that happen….maybe that’s the big problem…what goes through their minds…what’s the worst that can happen to me if caught…the death penalty…don’t see it too often…I’m sorry, but torture the damn bastards….That poor, darling, innocent loving child…struggling for her life…

    23. a parent of a 9-year old girl on August 9th, 2007 2:19 am

      I know God says we should not judge people and forgive… but how can we in a situation like this? I don’t care; he should burn in Hell and suffer an etenal pain. He is not human. I’m so sick of hearing about horrible crimes commited by these evil pervarts. They don’t deserve to be treated like human.

    24. Betty on August 9th, 2007 2:48 am

      THey should bury him a live just like he did Jessica then he would find out just how she felt when she knew she as going to did

    25. mayan_moons on August 9th, 2007 3:00 am

      Couey is a MONSTER….NOT HUMAN to me. I hate him

      and could take em out tomorrow & be happy that

      there is one less sub-human walking the earth.

    26. mayan_moons on August 9th, 2007 3:08 am

      I haven’t hated somebody this bad since David Westerfield kidnapped, raped and murdered Danniele van Dam in San Diego!

      When you hurt a child and or kill like these monster’s did…’re already dead to me.

    27. Marie on August 9th, 2007 7:12 am

      First of all,in my opinion Mark Lunsford is a hero. He has to be one of the bravest men in this 21st century! Second, this “man” Mr. Couey, (who does not even deserve the title Mr. or be labeled a man.) may come to the same fate as Mr. Dahmer?(another non-human entity) Who knows? These people are not human! Possession is putting it mildly. this only gives me more proof and convinces me there is and has to be an afterlife! How can people like M. Shermer(Skeptic Magazine) think there is nothing out there when you know 100% certain that the perfect soul of Jessica is there in another dimension. Or whatever one wants to call it..heaven, paradise, or other dimensions! Couey just should be put of of existence!

    28. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 7:17 am

      I don’t care if they are
      retarded, drug addicted,
      or just plain’ Paula Abdul
      off the chains beaucoup

      It did’t matter to:

      Natalee, Jessica, Kara,
      Stepha, Paige, Kelsey, Lisa…

      If they are mentally with it
      enough to murder someone, they can
      darn well get the DP. They put them
      down now with a needle, and that’s a
      bargain when you compare it to what
      they did to their victims.

    29. Barbarello on August 9th, 2007 1:45 pm

      What is Couey? Not Human, of course, not even an animal. They would kill their prey quickly. Nephilim (fallen angels) No, I even doubt that. So, what is it? Something brought up from the depths of hell. It(meaning Couey) needs to be put back!

    30. mayan_moons on August 9th, 2007 6:35 pm

      Yes Carpe they put them down with a needle like you would a dying beloved pet….who’s a member of your family.

    31. Carpe Noctem on August 9th, 2007 7:49 pm


      I think they could help free up more

      jail space if they’d stop dinkin’

      around and do the job that has to be done!

      After their appeals are spent,

      just DO IT. KILL EM!

      Some of these prison officials remind

      me of Ed Norton from The Honeymooners.

      Ya remember, he always had a long drawn out wind

      up to whatever task he was about to perform,

      it would drive Ralph nuts. GET ON WITH

      ALLLLLREADY, why I oughta…

    32. mayan_moons on August 9th, 2007 9:17 pm


    33. SteveDinMD on August 10th, 2007 1:21 am

      It distubs me that he continues to breathe the same air as I.

    34. Linda on August 10th, 2007 6:22 am

      He (or It, rather)just needs to be put back into Hell where It came from! In the meantime we taxpayers have to feed the SOB!

    35. Carpe Noctem on August 10th, 2007 12:39 pm

      Yo Couey, meet Mr. Shovel…

      Mr. Shovel, Couey!



      It would only serve to better his disposition,

      and even up his sideburns just a little…

    36. Pax on August 12th, 2007 9:18 am

      I know and have helped people with low IQ levels, and some of them are the sweetest and kindest souls. Using the fact this “thing” has a low IQ level as a defense is a joke! What else can they use?

    37. samantha on August 24th, 2007 3:48 pm

      This is where our ‘system’ fails. We protect the rights of people who commit inhumane acts……….how is that fair? Sometimes I really feel that those ’3rd world’ countries have the right idea, the punishment fits the crime. I don’t think that he (Couey) should have the right to an easy death……

    38. tim on August 24th, 2007 6:13 pm

      I would like to be the executioner

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