Murder or Vigilante Justice?

Murder or Vigilante Justice?

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Since: Jul 07

Lagrange, GA

#1 Oct 4, 2007
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Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her.

"I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."

She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court.

Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years.
Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her.

"What are you going to do about it?" he allegedly said.

Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story...

Since: Aug 07

San Francisco, CA

#2 Oct 4, 2007
Just John wrote:
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Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her.
"I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."
She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court.
Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years.
Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her.
"What are you going to do about it?" he allegedly said.
Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him.
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story...
Sounds to me like he got what he deserved!!!

“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#3 Oct 6, 2007
Sounds like a crime of passion to me, but she shot him so many times that is going to go against her. She should have aimed really good and stopped with one shot.

Since: Oct 07

Iaeger, WV

#4 Oct 6, 2007
I think he got what he had coming - child abusers I have no compassion for. To do that to child who couldn't defend him/herself is indespiciable.

Thou, like AlwaysaWVgirl said - so many shots goes against her, but, still if someone did my child like that and then laughed in my face with such a cold, cruel remark, I'd done the same no doubt about it.
Thankful

Bluefield, WV

#5 Oct 6, 2007
Just John wrote:
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Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her.
"I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."
She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court.
Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years.
Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her.
"What are you going to do about it?" he allegedly said.
Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him.
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story...
Things like this is why we should have the death penalty in every state. Any one sick enough to do this to a child should never have freedom, and what do they get, five years if even that. There is no rehabilitation for this, once they do it, they never stop!!

“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#6 Oct 7, 2007
I heard on the news where some states, and I believe Ohio is one of them who are trying to implement the death penalty for rape of children. Right now I believe Ohio has a moratorium, which I personally think is a pile of crap because those on death row are not there for petty theft. I agree with Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association executive director John Murphy when he stated that the report which set the moratorium in place is a "mugging of [the Ohio] justice system."
My daughter works with a woman in NC who allowed her 2 children, ages 4 and (I think the other one is 10) to spend the weekend with their father whom they had not seen in a few years. When she went back to pick up her children the little girl told her that she never wanted to go back to see that man again, because he put his hard *!!!* in her *!!!!*. Her mother immediately took her to the ER and because of the damage and other proof they confirmed that the little girl had been raped. He is now in jail awaiting his trial. This happened within the past couple of months, but she just told my daughter about it the other day. Now, tell me this man does not need to be tortured and then put to death!!!!!
justice is mine

Martinsville, VA

#7 Oct 7, 2007
justice is mine say the lord .but when it comes to my children I will be god tool. anyone who vilates a child deserve to rest in hell I will be the judge and jury.
Ed Drumm

Shepherd, MI

#8 Oct 20, 2007
I just watched this story on 20-20 and it reminded me of my 15 grand children. I have always told my wife that if this type of thing happend to one of my 6 kids or grand children,the the piece of crap that did it would pray for the mountains to fall on him, it would be an easier death than I would do to them. This lady should be proud of what she had to do, it's too bad she did not do what she had to do after the first one.!
Just John wrote:
Read the story and share your Comments?
Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her.
"I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."
She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court.
Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years.
Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her.
"What are you going to do about it?" he allegedly said.
Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him.
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story...
Mountaineer

United States

#9 Oct 20, 2007
Always a WV Girl wrote:
Sounds like a crime of passion to me, but she shot him so many times that is going to go against her. She should have aimed really good and stopped with one shot.
Absolutely right. No matter how high passions might run in this inherent crime against children and humanity, shooting someone so many times will probably draw the ire of the law. As you stated, she should have shot him one time, in a very accurate way- like right between the eyes, and she would stand a lot better chance at not being unfairly punished by our judicial system.

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Since: Feb 07

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#10 Oct 20, 2007
he got just what he deserved...
but then sometimes do you wonder if killing them is too easy on them?
wouldnt you like to see a SOB like this truely suffer?
throw him in the prison and be able to watch, as he is put through the same thing as these children have suffered.... will continue to suffer ALL thier lives..
when the rape is over... when the molesting stops.. when the child grows to an adult... it is never over.. NEVER
there are thoughts, images, nightmares ... feelings of self-contempt.. trust issues.. hurt... anger.. anger at others for not seeing what was happening.. for not helping... not stopping the pain...
so.. is killing them too easy for them?
Mountaineer

United States

#11 Oct 20, 2007
Actually to be honest, at the risk of being excoriated here, I have been opposed to the death penalty all my 76 years of life. I have long felt that life inprisonment (without the possibility of parole or pardon) much better serves a civilized society. If punishment is what society demands, I can think of nothing worse than being locked up in solitary confinement till the day you draw your last breath. It seems much more punative and fitting, as opposed to a quick way out.
Thankful

Bluefield, WV

#12 Oct 27, 2007
Mountaineer wrote:
Actually to be honest, at the risk of being excoriated here, I have been opposed to the death penalty all my 76 years of life. I have long felt that life inprisonment (without the possibility of parole or pardon) much better serves a civilized society. If punishment is what society demands, I can think of nothing worse than being locked up in solitary confinement till the day you draw your last breath. It seems much more punative and fitting, as opposed to a quick way out.
This might be true if they were actually punished for what they did. I know kids who would love to go to college and can't, but if you rape a child and go to prison you can go to college for free. They are allowed to make crafts, watch tv, some of them are even trusted to do many other things that someone being punished should not do. And this is done at the taxpayers expense. I say fry them and do away with them. They serve no purpose in society!!
'

“It's a new beginning :D”

Since: Feb 07

Big Four, WV

#13 Oct 27, 2007
Thankful wrote:
<quoted text>
This might be true if they were actually punished for what they did. I know kids who would love to go to college and can't, but if you rape a child and go to prison you can go to college for free. They are allowed to make crafts, watch tv, some of them are even trusted to do many other things that someone being punished should not do. And this is done at the taxpayers expense. I say fry them and do away with them. They serve no purpose in society!!
'
Here, here..........and I would be glad to be appointed to go watch the execution.
Thankful

Bluefield, WV

#14 Oct 29, 2007
Me too. Many people argue that it is not our place to take a life, that it is up to God. In a case like this I feel it is completely right to take their lives, the bible also says to live by the laws of the land. There are many to many women on the street corners for men to do this to little children. There is no excuse for it what so ever!!!!
Teresa

Knoxville, TN

#15 Nov 9, 2007
She is a great person,and only did what she felt that he deserved to get. I would have wanted to do the same thing.
Teresa

Knoxville, TN

#16 Nov 9, 2007
She is a good person and only did what she felt that he deseved to get. He was a horrible person that had no heart. God gives you children and he expects you to take care of them
Jwol

Des Plaines, IL

#17 Apr 6, 2008
As the mother of a 22 year old daughter - I have to honestly admit that I would have done the same thing.....whether she was 9 or 19. Sick bastard. Its really sad that his family thinks that this mother protecting her child should serve more time in prison. She'll be in her own personal 'prison', as well as her daughter, for the rest of her life thanks to Coy Hundley.
Jwol

Des Plaines, IL

#18 Apr 6, 2008
Wonder how many more little girls there might have been... I doubt she was the only one that this sick individual robbed and violated....He wouldn't have survived in prison anyways - inmates and NOT fond of people that violate children
Get a Life

Cowen, WV

#19 Apr 6, 2008
Just John wrote:
Read the story and share your Comments?
Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her.
"I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."
She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual. He would rape her again a few months later, she testified in court.
Nearly five years later, in the fall of 2003, Amanda's mother, Kimberly Cunningham, finally learned of the alleged attacks. What happened next was the talk of Knoxville, Tenn., for years.
Kimberly got into her car and drove to the tool company where Hundley worked. She called him out into the parking lot. Cunningham said that she was praying he would deny the rape. Instead, she said Hundley, 39, laughed at her.
"What are you going to do about it?" he allegedly said.
Kimberly shot him five times, reloaded the weapon and fired five more rounds, killing him.
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story...
I saw this on one of the true crime shows. The guy was like a cousin or something of the mother. I don't blame her one bit. She just stood up for her child when the legal system failed to protect her daughter. I don't think she should spend a day in prison

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