KIN PRAY FOR KILLER OF THREE YOUNG SONS.Byline: Sabrina Decker Staff Writer
VENTURA - About 50 relatives and supporters of Socorro ``Cora'' Caro gathered Tuesday for a candlelight vigil A candelight vigil is an outdoor assembly of people carrying candles, held after sunset. Such events are typically held either to protest at the suffering of some marginalized group of people, or in memory of lives lost to some disease, disaster, massacre or other tragedy. , praying that her life be spared when she is sentenced today for the murder of her three young sons.
But Ventura County Superior Court Judge Donald Coleman Donald Richard Coleman (19 September 1925 – 14 January 1991) was the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom for Neath from 1964 until his death in 1991.
He was educated at Cadoxton Boys' School, Barry, and Cardiff Technical College. is expected to follow the recommendation of a 10-woman, two-man jury that Caro be sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of her three school-age sons on Nov. 22, 1999. His only other option is to sentence her to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors said Caro shot each of her sons in the head as they slept in an effort to punish her husband over their failing marriage. She then shot herself in the head, but survived her injuries.
``I'm just praying that the judge opens his heart, and not just for my sister,'' said Caro's older brother, John Leon. ``I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. what happened. It's not for me to know. I just pray tonight that the Lord touches his heart.''
Caro's attorneys were present at the vigil, as were several other Ventura County public defenders who gathered with the group and joined in reciting the Lord's Prayer.
``It's like they are putting to death somebody like me,'' said Caro's sister-in-law Adele Leon. ``Cora is a beautiful woman.''
Caro was found guilty last November of first-degree murder, with special circumstances special circumstances n. in criminal cases, particularly homicides, actions of the accused or the situation under which the crime was committed for which state statutes allow or require imposition of a more severe punishment. , of shooting Xavier Jr., 11, Michael, 7 and Christopher, 5. A fourth son, Gabriel, who was 13 months old at the time, was unharmed.
Defense attorneys argued unsuccessfully during Caro's four-month trial that her husband, Dr. Xavier Caro, was responsible for the killings, and that he orchestrated evidence at the grisly scene to frame his wife.
Socorro Caro - who cannot recall the incident - pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity not guilty by reason of insanity n. plea in court of a person charged with a crime who admits the criminal act, but whose attorney claims he/she was so mentally disturbed at the time of the crime that he/she lacked the capacity to have intended to commit a crime. , but she withdrew her insanity plea Noun 1. insanity plea - (criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
plea of insanity
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment shortly after she was convicted.