John Evander Couey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Jessica Lunsford … Justice for Jessica


Make no mistake, it will take years and far too many legal appeals; however, John Evander Couey will die.He will die and he should die for the crimes he committed. Circuit Judge Ric Howard sentenced John Couey to death as the judge described the heinous acts that Couey committed against 9 year old Jessica Lunsford. John Couey has become the face of child sex predators and never has there been a more deserving individual for the death penalty than this waste of human life.

For observers, it was an agonizing, tear-inducing ordeal to hear how a small child could be so mercilessly brutalized and killed.

Howard, in heart-wrenching and sickening detail, spelled out how John Evander Couey removed Jessica from her Homosassa home; how Couey described in “crude and vulgar” terms to detectives his rape of the girl; how he bound her hands with wire and convinced her to step into a plastic garbage bag that was tightly cinched while she was still alive and clutching her favorite stuffed animal, a purple dolphin; and how it took Jessica, whose tiny fingers had poked two holes in the bags in an effort to find air, anywhere from one to eight minutes to suffocate in the shallow grave Couey had dug. (

What makes people these days question the actions and even hate defense attorney days? Maybe when they act like total pond scum and actually try and defend Couey’s actions by comparing it to that of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Believe it or not.


In the end there was Justice for Jessica as her father Mark Lunsford made the following comments:

Mark Lunsford, Jessica’s father, cried off and on when taking questions from reporters after the hearing.

“I’m grateful that the outcome was what it was,” Lunsford said, wearing a tie with Jessica’s photo on it. “No matter what, it’s not bringing my daughter back.”

Another comment by Mark Lunsford is one seconded and suppoerted by many of us as well.

Outside court, Mr. Lunsford had a message for Mr. Couey: “Skip all these appeals. Take your punishment. Stand up and be a man.”

Lunsford Killer to Die for His Crime

Child killer sentenced to death

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  • Comments

    24 Responses to “John Evander Couey Sentenced to Death for Murder of Jessica Lunsford … Justice for Jessica”

    1. Dusty on August 25th, 2007 3:47 pm


    2. richard on August 25th, 2007 3:59 pm

      Jessica’s father told Couey: “Stand up and be a man”?

      Impossible. The rabid animal is just that.

      I volunteer to carry out the execution. And if I am selected, which I know I won’t be, I will do it in full belief that I am doing the right thing.

    3. mayan_moons on August 25th, 2007 4:47 pm

      I knew after listening to his confession a couple of times that as he was telling the cops he buried Jesse alive that in his f’d up head he thought & hoped that the fact that he didn’t actually strangle, stab or shoot her would be a mitigating factor for him. Some evil moron’s think like that saying….”i won’t actually do the killing, i’ll just let nature do it” As in bury this little girl alive & let the dirt suffocate her.

      And what do ya know……it came out yesterday in part of the confession that we never heard that he DID use or try to use the fact that he didn’t strangle or stab her to say…….see i’m not that bad, i didn’t kill her with my own hand, i just let the mounds of dirt i piled on top of Jesse’s head kill her.

    4. Allan K on August 25th, 2007 6:41 pm

      good for justice to be served. Now Aruba use Joran’s confession and convict him.

    5. brie on August 25th, 2007 7:01 pm

      #2…Richard….DITTO !!!!!!

    6. brie on August 25th, 2007 7:05 pm

      I pray for Mark Lunsford and his family for the remaining days of their lives….the cross to bear, that no one should have to endure…God Bless Them..

    7. Just Bearly on August 25th, 2007 8:07 pm

      Hang Couey by his Testis I say; and move him to the front of the line on death row so he is next to be put down.

    8. kate on August 25th, 2007 9:55 pm

      No father should ever have to endure the emotional suffering, brought on by the senseless death his child, and the feeling that he could not protect his daughter from the indignities that she endured at the hands a perverted crack-head vermin.

      Death by injection is too good for this dog. Bring out the gallows and allow the public the satisfaction of seeing this vermin hanging high!
      Send a message to all child perverts who entertain ruining childhoods, or killing our children!

    9. kay zee ess on August 25th, 2007 10:29 pm

      The unChristian thing to do…

      Death by the same modus operandi as this sexual predator/child murderer used – Put in a plastic bag and awake so he can hear the shovels of dirt hitting him the same way that his angel victim did.

      And that is putting it mercifully, for he would not be raped and abused beforehand as he did to Jessica. My emotions sometime get the most of me with this scum. Thank God for our system or we conceivably exact the punishment he so rightfully deserves.

    10. Garrett on August 25th, 2007 10:42 pm

      I hope this devil experince a very, very, very, painful time.

    11. wesley on August 25th, 2007 11:47 pm

      Are you kidding?? Thank God for our system?? If it wasn’t for our system Jessica would be alive today. Couey was another convicted predator let loose on the streets without ever reporting in as a sexual predator.

      If the police had done their jobs and bothered to search the trailer that was on the property with the registered sex offenders living there they would have found Jessica.

      Our system failed Jessica just as they fail the thousands of victims of sexual predators that are continually let loose on the streets of the USA.

    12. Miss-Underestimated on August 26th, 2007 1:00 am

      Can they please execute him tomorrow?

      Now how long will the appeal process take?

      I am so grateful the “retarded” defense did not work. That would have been a such a mis-justice to the mentally retarded.

      Defense lawyers take notice. PPL are not buying you crap anymore.
      Jessica rest in peace

    13. PJ on August 26th, 2007 2:37 pm

      Why would he stand up and be a man? This man is the weakest of weakest. He couldn’t “have her die by his hands” – so he suffocates Jessica in plastic garbage bags. If anything – we should all send garbage bags to the correctional facility that he is at!

    14. Wendy on August 26th, 2007 3:26 pm

      I never doubted justice would be served. I agree, skip the friggin appeals. But that mo fo aint no man.

    15. Nut44x4 on August 26th, 2007 4:07 pm

      YES!! DIE you miserable piece of slime!!! DIE!!!

    16. JustMeT on August 26th, 2007 4:18 pm

      I totally agree PJ.

    17. sparrow on August 26th, 2007 10:13 pm

      He deserves the death penalty and it needs to be now. instead of 20 years from now. Eye for an eye.

    18. SteveDinMD on August 27th, 2007 12:56 am

      By right, Couey shouldn’t have been arrested. He should have been shot while trying to escape.

    19. Juan on August 27th, 2007 2:02 am

      #12 Right on:

      “Defense lawyers take notice. PPL are not buying you crap anymore”

    20. Richard on August 27th, 2007 9:59 am

      From what I’ve read in similar cases, the general population of the prison would finish off Couey with all appropriate savagery if they were allowed access to him for five minutes.

      Unfortunately, the “justice” system won’t allow it.

    21. Brenda on August 27th, 2007 11:21 am


      If I am not mistaken, it takes 5 minutes if the “prey” is able to run away a little while before capture. I think Couey would last about 30 seconds in gen pop….


    22. Brenda on August 27th, 2007 11:42 am

      Richard…BTW, R U the same one I hear on fhu?


    23. dhutchen on August 30th, 2007 8:40 pm

      We have followed this case in Canada..the depth of Mark Harmons courage and his unwavering dignity is beyond words..
      To be able to step past his personal pain and become a voice for all vulnerable children..I have small children and know I could never summon the strength that this man has shown and continues to show..what a hero he is

    24. joe on January 3rd, 2010 5:16 am

      you can see this creature is not alone by any long shot in feeling guiltless in it’s actions. this is what liberals do. all the liberals and jews should be treated in the same sense this creature was treated.

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