Convicted Child Murderer To Be Execut...

Convicted Child Murderer To Be Executed In April

There are 1368 comments on the keyetv.com story from Nov 20, 2006, titled Convicted Child Murderer To Be Executed In April. In it, keyetv.com reports that:

A Travis County Court ruled today that a woman who killed a three-month-old baby will be executed April 18.Cathy Lynn Henderson was convicted in 1995 of murdering Brandon Baugh and burying his body outside of ...

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elmaxchoxp

Tarnaveni, Romania

#21 Feb 5, 2007
Why you should not write my address to?.. OK that's from Romania, but what importance has my city? well, this one i don't want to post just writing to admins ...

(IF i write from some proxys grom Uganda that will not be better :))

Anyway nice site, keep that way!
Julie Spencer

Stillwater, OK

#22 Feb 5, 2007
Poor Cathy. She is on death row... She DESERVES to be there. She murdered a 3 month old helpless baby. She has had all the rights, not the family. She has never even appologized to the family. She doesn't even have to say how she actually did it. Her story about trying to console him by swinging him around because he had a stomach ache... Yeah his stomach was hurting, he was hungry. He died with an empty stomach. All she needed to do is to feed him. Instead, she swung him around and he 'slipped' from her arms? How hard was she swinging a 3-month old premie? AND, she is a mother... supposedly, but her oldest daughter hates her because Cathy was horrible to her! John, you need to get some facts. Your information is WRONG! You want facts, contact me and I will give you contact numbers for some facts!
Brandon's Aunt Julie
[email protected]
elmaxchoxp

Tarnaveni, Romania

#23 Feb 5, 2007
The fact is, that deatp penalty is not a solution ..
John Gregor

AOL

#24 Feb 5, 2007
The penalty for accidently killing someone, then trying to avoid responsibility is a very long sentance. That alone likely involved many
serious crimes.

I see it as similar to a hit and run death by automobile. Often the person is caught as they deserve to be. It can be a long sentance in an awful place such as the TDC.

In the absence of a Death Sentance, a sentance as a number and unknown person, who would likely loose most contact with the outside world. DR is also likely a rather safe place in the TDC.

I am not sure that Cathy Henderson's possible death by injection will provide relief. I would rather God judge Cathy Henderson. It is not clear how the Supreme Court will rule. I wish Solomon of biblical fame was sitting the bench to sort out the facts now.

When a loved one dies in an untimely manner no one ever gets over it. I wish you as much peace as possible.

John G

Julie Spencer

Stillwater, OK

#25 Feb 5, 2007
This is NOT the same at all as a hit and run! Why do you keep saying that? So does it make it different if after the hit and run, they take the dead body and put it in a liquor box and put that in the trunk while they run their errands? Then bury it in a field. Then run away to another state. Then when found, not tell whether the person is dead or alive or where it is? and on and on.
Her sentence is long? How about the sentence for the family? She chose to do this. Brandon didn't make any choices.
Why do you think she has it hard? She gets 3 meals a day cooked for her, she gets clothed, a roof over her head. She gets to live and communicate with her family. When other women do stupid stuff like kill their kids, she got solitary confinement so that she would be safe. Do we get that much security making sure we are kept alive and safe? NO! How much does this cost the taxpayers? MORE THAN IT COSTS FOR US TO LIVE DAILY! Who pays? The victimsÂ’ taxes' are paying for it. So, after Cathy does this horrible act, Eryn and Melissa's taxes pay for her living expenses. Fair? I think not. She should not have been able to stay on death row this long. A waste of money! It is open and shut! She chose to do the crime; she has to pay the consequences!
God says to live by the law of the land and this is the law of Texas land. You murder a child under the age of 5 and it is automatic death penalty. She did it. There is NO QUESTION to that fact. She murdered him! There are no facts to sort out. She doesn't even deny that. You looking for a technicality like - no smoking gun?
Right... not gonna' happen! It is still in her hand.
Aunt Julie
elmaxchoxp

Tarnaveni, Romania

#26 Feb 6, 2007
consequences ==== death ? no thx
Julie Spencer

Stillwater, OK

#27 Feb 6, 2007
elmaxchoxp wrote:
consequences ==== death ? no thx
What do you suggest the punishment for her should be? If this happened to your infant, what would you suggest the punishment be?
elmaxchoxp

Tarnaveni, Romania

#28 Feb 6, 2007
maybe 30 years, if she is going to change in good let's say 20

I'm not 100% against death punishment .. such as terrorists who are killing tens of people, or serial killers ... or someone 'evil' persons ...

Do you think she is going to take care of another babys?? no way .. and i don't know .. what if she is killed?? That's good for someone? I hope if Cathy will be killed by the state of Texas, everybode will sleep well and quetly .. I can say that there is no way to happen in my country and i'm happy and proud of that .. Only people beleiving in devil can do that .. What are you, Texas people better from those afgans who are stoning? Electrocuting or gasing is egual?? i think it is ..

I hope will not happen, I, and i think the whole European people will condamn the USA for that ... and imagine, was a time when i agreed with US politics .. that changed just an year ago when i saw how many people are dying, and just a few weeks ago i heard that how frequently are the killings of US people vs US people (death penalty)... I thought that it is very rare and just those 'big criminals/serial killers' are executed.. Julie: You have a fear, that Cathy will do something to you?? Do you think , that of her 50 years and with 12 years on death row she is not changed? Do you think, that she will be able to live a normal life (if she is not assasined by state)? Do you think about her daughters? Do you think if tomoroww you will hit a people with car(accidentaly), and nobody sees that you mmay probably killed also by state? 20-30 yars of jail is not enought punishment? If Cathy is killed the parents of Brandon will be happier? They will live a happy life now? i don't think that .. but i see, that our mentality is other ... Where i live no more than 5% is gonna say let's kill that woman .. Maybe we have corrupcy or others, but we are not going to live better from that money from which she and the criminals are kept in prisons .. I better work 1 hour more on each day to know that the state will not kill people like Cathy...

I still hope, that most of the US people are thinking the same. And I saw that in many states are going to abolish the death penalty, those are good signs .. But in Texas, is disaster ...
John Gregor

AOL

#29 Feb 6, 2007
Not the death penalty over an unintentional accident.

John G

“-”

Since: Feb 07

Las Vegas

#30 Feb 6, 2007
That would be right!
Pam

Lincolndale, NY

#31 Feb 10, 2007
If anyone truly want to know the truth about the evil Cathy Henderson check here: http://off2dr.com/forums
John Gregor

AOL

#32 Feb 10, 2007
There are people who hate Cathy Henderson. But she
only had an unintentional accident, then in grief and terror fled. Sister Prejean has created the
savecathyhenderson.org

website. It is sprawling, updated often, and offers facts and compassion. Many of the people who are trying to help Cathy Henderson are unpaid volunteers. There are supporters for Cathy Henderson all over the planet from all walks of life.
John G
Joe-Rochester NY

Webster, NY

#33 Feb 12, 2007
I've read just about every item I can find about Cathy and this horrible case. I'm really in a quandery as to support her or be against her (of course that doesn't matter one Iota). The point is that when someone speaks on behalf for another sometimes it matters.
I really don't think she killed this child in a premediated manner. She snapped, as she must have often done with other children and killed the child for some unknown reason. She panicked, ran, etc. She should be punished I agree. I can understand how Julie Spencer feels, and she has every right to be angry and wants to see Cathy put to death. I am a believer in the death penalty when first degree murder is committed. It appears to me that this was not first degree murder.
I don't know if it was an accident, a reflex action with anger, or a chemical imbalance in Cathy's mind. I agree that Cathy should be punished, but to put her to death is not one of the punishments--regardless of her past history or mistreatment of her own children. She made a dreadful mistake, but it was most likely not premeditated. She most likely is guilty of second degree murder, if not manslaughter.
I rarely, if ever, support a death row inmate. However, in this case I feel compelled to voice my humble opinion. Punish her yes, put her to death no. Why? Because she is not a cold blooded killer.
I feel for the family of this child, and I pray that they can someday find peace. Putting this woman to death will not give them peace, maybe closure, I don't know. But we all know that it will not bring Brandon back.
Punishment: Let Cathy stay in isolation for another 20 years. Then let God judge her in his own way. As a Christian I forgive her, I only hope that others will also.
Julie Spencer, I feel for you, I can only wish that your pain will be eased, and that someday you can find it in your heart to forgive Cathy. I wish you God's peace.
Joe

“-”

Since: Feb 07

Las Vegas

#34 Feb 14, 2007
I agree with you Joe, but they want to see her dead .. that's it .. (i think this is problem of communication. poorless and lawyers mistakes) .. One thig i'm sure of this is that her death will not bring Brandon back, there are no 'clear clear' facts, and that also won't make peace in their hearths (regardly of what they beleive). Also I think that this is not 1st degree murder .. BUT here is the problem with death penaltys .. if they are not SUPERVISED correctly there could be made UNREVOVERABLY FATAL MISTAKES ...
John Gregor

AOL

#35 Feb 14, 2007
The Torah clearly says that there are crimes, which deserve the punishment of death. However, Jewish tradition makes it equally clear that only under the most exceptional circumstances can a human court be so certain of the guilt of the accused that an execution can be carried out. These restrictions include the requirement of two eyewitnesses of unquestionable character and the prohibition of circumstantial evidence and of self-incrimination, even confession. These and other rules make a death sentence virtually impossible in a Jewish court. The procedures and rules governing capital cases in the judicial system of the United States is entirely unacceptable according to Jewish tradition.

“-”

Since: Feb 07

Las Vegas

#36 Feb 15, 2007
and not only the Jewish tradition, but all the European traditions
Pam

AOL

#37 Feb 17, 2007
I for one am looking forward to Cathy Henderson receiving her anti-crime vaccine on April 18th. Nothing anyone can say to me will make me believe a murderer's word over trial, evidence, convictions and lost appeals... Let justice be served for that precious little Angel.
Joe-Rochester NY

Webster, NY

#38 Feb 19, 2007
Pam,

I understand how you feel. Anyone who is responsible for the intentional death of a child should face a severe punishment. I'm sure you are a mother, as I am a father, and feel that nothing in a parent's life is more important than their child. We all would rush into a burning building to save them.

In this case, I firmly believe that Cathy did NOT intentionally kill Brandon. What would she gain by doing so. Criminologists always look for a motive first, she had none. Cathy may have been temporarily insane at the time. I don't know. In Texas a jury found a woman not guilty by reason of insanity after she drowned her five children in their bathtub. The killer is now in a mental institution.

Punishing someone for the sake of punishing is not justice. I for one am in favor of the death penalty. You may find that hard to believe, but in this case I feel that justice will not be served by executing Cathy Henderson. She should be given a retrial allowing her defense lawyers the opportunity to argue insanity. If it was good enough for the mother of five, isn't it good enough for her?

Pam, I wish you God's good graces and much peace.

Joe
John Gregor

AOL

#39 Feb 19, 2007
It looks like an attempt at lynching by a mob.

In another time and place bloodthirsty people would be insisting that Cathy Henderson was able to fly through the air on a broomstick, cast malicious spells and "consort with Satan."

From my informal research most people think Cathy Henderson deserves a new trial and could not have wanted to kill a baby. Lacking wealth and pull she did not get a fair trail.

The is the kind of accident quite a few people have come close to happening in thier own lives.

Cathy Henderson is only guilty of fleeing in grief and terror. Could she have a a clue what people had in mind for her and fled?

John
Pam

Lincolndale, NY

#40 Feb 22, 2007
Joe - fellow NYer..:)

Thank you for your kind words and yes I am a mom. I have heard from a few people who knew Cathy Henderson prior to precious Brandon's death. I have read some of the court documents. I have spoken with Brandon's family. I have also read Cathy's website and heard countless cries from her supporters. I truly believe in my heart that her execution is justified. I urge you to read some of the threads here:
http://off2dr.com/modules/extcal/event.php...

http://off2dr.com/modules/extcal/event.php...

http://off2dr.com/forums/index.php...

http://off2dr.com/forums/index.php...

http://off2dr.com/forums/index.php...

together those links have at least 16 pages totaling over 220 posts of discussion on Henderson.

The woman was a monster. She gave no thought to anyone but herself. She intentionally killed that precious baby.

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