Friday, December 02, 2005

NC Gets One Right

North Carolina's current state government is pretty vile, but like Mother Calhoon used to say, even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while. Kenneth Lee Boyd was put to death in the North Carolina state prison this morning. Mr. Boyd Murdered his estranged wife and her father back in 1988. An article about the execution can be found at here. Here is an excerpt:

Boyd, 57, did not deny that he shot and killed Julie Curry Boyd, 36, and her father, 57-year-old Thomas Dillard Curry. Family members said Boyd stalked his estranged wife after they separated following 13 stormy years of marriage and once sent a son to her house with a bullet and a threatening note.

During the 1988 slayings, Boyd's son Christopher was pinned under his mother's body as Boyd unloaded a .357-caliber Magnum into her. The boy pushed his way under a bed to escape the barrage. Another son grabbed the pistol while Boyd tried to reload.

Kenneth Smith, Boyd's son from a previous marriage had this to say, "He made one mistake and now it's costing him his life". Would Mr. Smith feel the same way if he had been the son trapped under his dead mother's body?