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A Persuasive Paper Taking the Side of John Couey
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A persuasive paper taking the side of John Couey Name University A persuasive paper taking the side of John Couey In February 2005, the case of Jessica Lunsford was put forward. Jessica Lunsford was a nine-year old girl who was abducted between Feb. 23 and 24 of 2005, from her Citrus County home and went missing for several weeks.
The girl’s body was found, after a massive three-week search that continued for several weeks, buried in a dirt hole, wrapped in garbage bags along with her purple dolphin toy. The cause of death explained was asphyxiation and it was suggested that Jessica was buried alive. Dirt under her finger nails and two holes poked into the garbage bags showed her efforts to escape from the bags. On medical examination tears in her vaginal area suggested that she was raped before being buried alive. Her hands were tied with speaker wire and according to the medical examiners she was alive up to five minutes until she suffocated to death (Schoetz 2007, Porteus 2007a). Hence, the evidence obtained from the law enforcing agencies and the medical examination of the girl’s retrieved body proved that Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then buried alive. The police investigation pointed towards John Evander Couey as the major suspect of Jessica Lunsford case. The jury and the Florida Judge sentenced John Couey to death for the rape and murder of Jessica. In spite of the prosecution’s accusations and evidences against John Couey, there were many loopholes in the case that suggest towards the innocence of John Couey. Jessica Lunsford’s body was found in a dirt hole near the trailer home of John Couey by the law enforcing agencies. ...
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