HUNTSVILLE (WBAP 24/7 News) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has unanimously refused clemency for a Dallas County woman set to die Tuesday for the robbery and murder of a retired college psychology professor at her home.
Attorneys for 51-year-old Kimberly McCarthy had sought a 120-day reprieve from her scheduled execution and that her sentence be commuted to life in prison.
The seven-member board turned her down.
McCarthy faces lethal injection in Huntsville for the 1997 stabbing and beating death of Dorothy Booth. Booth was a neighbor in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas. Evidence showed McCarthy called her to borrow cup of sugar, then went to get it and attacked Booth.
McCarthy would be the fourth woman executed in Texas in modern Times. The last one was in 2005.
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