Jessica Lunsford, nine-years-old, was abducted, raped and murdered by John Couey. She went missing from her bedroom at her grandparents’ home in the middle of the night Feb. 23, 2005. Though later recanting a previous confession he admitted to burying her alive.
Raiford- Couey describes life on death row, writing, “Yes, it is hard in here, and the guards are not nice to me, and no one talks to me much.”
In another passage he blames the media for his troubles, “I do not trust the media, the media made me an enemy to the world.”
Update 02-16-09: Fire guts Fla. trailer where Jessica Lunsford died
HOMOSASSA, Fla. — A suspicious fire has burned down a Florida mobile home where 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was raped and murdered four years ago this month.
The crime by a repeat sex offender prompted lawmakers in Florida and other states to pass Jessica’s Law, a set of stricter rules for tracking and convicting sex offenders.