TEXAS-Death penalty sought in killing of Montgomery County mom, abduction of baby -Verna McClain

October 18, 2012 http://www.chron.com

Montgomery County prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against a Houston woman accused of abducting a newborn boy and fatally shooting his mother in April.

Verna McClain, 30, is charged with capital murder in the death of Kala Golden Schuchardt and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bail.

Montgomery County District AttorneyBrett Ligon declined to discuss the factors he considered in making his decision, saying he wanted to avoid pre-trial publicity.

“I’ll let the notice speak for itself,” Ligon said.

Authorities say McClain shot and killed 28-year-old Schuchardt on April 17 in the parking lot of Northwoods Pediatric Center in Spring before placing the woman’s newborn, Keegan Schuchardt, in her car and speeding off.

Police located the 3-day-old infant, safe and unharmed, later that evening at McClain’s home in Houston. The boy was with McClain’s sister, police said.

One comment

  1. What is wrong with Texas? They already executed inmates they later found were never guilty in the first place. Maybe a prosecutor should be a victim for every error they make, maybe that will help them out. Is it the water or something?

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