Posted on January 26, 2013 at 1:34 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — 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 71-year-old college psychology professor at her home.
Attorneys for Kimberly McCarthy had sought a 120-day reprieve from her scheduled Tuesday execution
and that her sentence be commuted to life in prison
The seven-member board Friday turned her down.
The 51-year-old McCarthy faces lethal injection
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 a cup of sugar, then went to get it and attacked Booth.
McCarthy would be the fourth woman executed in Texas in modern times.