Carolyn King PA DR Death Sentence Tossed in 1993 Murder

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November 29, 2008, 11:28:25 PM Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 06:09:36 AM by Jeff1857
The state Supreme Court has stayed the executions of a Lebanon County couple convicted of killing a retired Palmyra florist in 1993 and setting off on a cross-country rampage.

Carolyn Ann King, 34, was scheduled to die by lethal injection March 29. Bradley Martin, 27, was scheduled to die a day later.

The court halted the executions Monday to give the two time to appeal their convictions. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the second round of appeals on Jan. 18."Carolyn%20Ann%20King")&xcal_numdocs=20&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&xcal_useweights=no
I´m not sure if there´s a hell, but I believe in executed murderers.


Unfortunately no news about this case... I can only offer a court decision from 2002/2003.

I´m not sure if there´s a hell, but I believe in executed murderers.


thank you ! Nothing new !
Justice is not about bringing back the dead. It is not about revenge either. Justice is about enforcing consequences for one's own actions to endorse personal responsibility. We cannot expect anyone to take responsibility for their own actions if these consequences are not enforced in full.


August 06, 2010, 06:09:14 AM Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 06:20:50 AM by Jeff1857
A Lebanon County woman sentenced to death for a killing 17 years ago will get a new penalty hearing, but Carolyn King will not get a new trial.

In October 1994, King and Bradley Martin were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.

They are accused of killing Guy Goodman, 74, of Palmyra, by placing a bag over his head, tying him up and leaving him in the basement of his home on East Maple Street.

Another Article:
Carolyn King, convicted along with Bradley Martin in the 1993 murder of Palmyra florist Guy Goodman, should get a new penalty hearing, a Pike County judge appointed to hear the case ruled recently.

Judge Harold A. Thomson Jr. said a new penalty hearing should be held to consider mitigating evidence regarding past abuse and mental disorders that was not presented at King's sentencing hearing in 1994. He said her attorney, M. Jannifer Weiss, testified she didn't have time to investigate the issues because the penalty phase began immediately after the verdict and that she didn't feel testimony on the matters would have helped her defense.

Thomson rejected King's claims that she should get a new trial because Weiss didn't have sufficient criminal trial experience, among a dozen other reasons.

In 1994 King and Martin were convicted of the murder of Goodman, whom they bound and left to suffocate with a bag taped over his head in the basement of his home. Both appealed their death sentences, and Martin's was overturned in 2004. They also received life sentences in the shooting death of a North Dakota woman they abducted after Goodman's murder.

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