Timothy Don Carr, 34, was executed last night in Macon, Georgia for the stabbing, beating and robbery of Keith Patrick Young, 17, in 1992.
Carr was sentenced to death in 1994 for the murder of Young. Carr, his girlfriend Melissa Burgeson, and two juveniles attended a party with Young on the night of Oct. 8, 1992.
After the party, the five left together in Young's car, according to the state attorney general's office. Carr and Burgeson decided to rob Young and stopped the car on a dirt road. Carr slashed Young's throat, stabbed him in the chest and beat him in the head with a baseball bat. Young was left to die on the side of the road.
Appeal lawyers for Carr did not dispute his guilt. They argued, however, that he received a sentence disproportionate to that of his co-defendant, Burgeson, who received life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Asshat lawyers. And of course Ashhat protesters.
Young's mother and grandfather witnessed Carr's execution. "It's finally over for our family," said Young's mother, Deniese Cail. "He's gone and he did not go where my son is. My son is in heaven."
About 16 anti-death penalty protesters gathered outside the prison.
All I can hope is that the protesters one day have to face the pain of the family above. It would be even better if it was because of some murderer they had gotten released from prison.
Call me callous, but what the guy did was horrendous and he deserved the same fate, not some self righteous individuals standing up for him.