Some people wonder why even have a trial, this man admitted to killing Lunsford, and the evidence proves the case. The jury of course will not hear the confession because he asked for a lawyer and was not given one, big mistake by the police there. However, it seems the tactic of the defense is not going to be to attempt to show the John Couey did not commit the crime, by that he is mentally retarded and should not be put to death. Opening statements could come as early as Thursday morning.
Just a moment to think about what is at stake here as the trial starts tomorrow. On the one hand is a little girl who was raped and murdered, and on the other is a mans life. I don't know that one can really know what it is like to really have to say if a person should live or die or not unless they have done so (I have not). This is going to be a hard trial.