Clemency denied for woman convicted of robbery-slaying

Posted Friday, Jan. 25, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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HUNTSVILLE -- The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has unanimously refused a clemency request from a Dallas County woman set to die next week for the slaying and robbery of a retired college psychology professor in 1997.

Kimberly McCarthy's execution is set for Tuesday. She had sought a 120-day reprieve.

McCarthy, now 51, stabbed and beat Dorothy Booth, 71, a neighbor in Lancaster. Evidence showed that McCarthy called Booth to borrow a cup of sugar, went to get it and attacked Booth and took money to buy crack.

She was also charged, but not tried, in the slayings of two elderly women in 1988.

The Supreme Court declined on Jan. 7 to review the case.

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