The court of appeal for criminal cases in Texas has rejected an appeal from 59-year-old of the British citizen Linda Carty, sentenced to death for the murder of 20-year-old Joanna Rodriguez and the abduction of her newborn son. Accomplices of the accused in this trial were three men she hired to commit the crime.
About it writes on Thursday, February 8, the British newspaper the Sun.
Carty, a native of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis – a state in the Eastern Caribbean sea, consisting of two Islands – will make the lethal injection. It will become the first British woman executed in the United States, said in this article.
A primary school teacher Carty, who at the time of the crime in 2001, twenty years lived in Houston, has hired three employees –Gerald Anderson, Chris Robinson, and Carlos Williams – who abducted Rodriguez and her newborn son, ray Cabrera, and strangled the young mother.
The defendant was hoping to give baby for their child and thus to retain civilian husband. Previously, she had several miscarriages, after which the woman came to the conclusion that you can’t have a baby.
The daughter of the defendant Jovell Carty, organized the social media campaign in support of the mother, joined by a number of British politicians, the British foreign office and Bianca Jagger – former wife of Mick Jagger, as well as the human rights organization «Reprieve», which demanded the abolition of the penalty.