Grandmother sentenced to death for murdering mother, she wanted to steal her baby

Linda Carty is a 63-year-old woman who set up a horrible scenario to kidnap her neighbor’s baby. To achieve her goals, she didn’t hesitate to kill the young mother… An unimaginable story! But, the court has decided. The grandmother is currently on death row…

A grandmother killed a mother to steal her baby

Linda Carty is 63 years old and she has been locked up for twenty years now. She is in the prison of Mountain View Unit, a place of high security located in Texas on the other side of the Atlantic. The drama occurs in May 2001. The woman who today became a grandmother had been imprisoned for having organized the kidnapping of the baby of her pregnant neighbor who was called, Joana Rodriguez. At that time, she was not alone in the set-up. In fact, three men also had to help him and snatch the child from his mother’s womb. Twenty years later, the grandmother will head to death row to be punished for her actions. Yet Linda Carty still declares that she is innocent. We explain this case from A to Z!

The grandmother does not recognize the alleged facts

If I was guilty of this crime, I would have accepted my sentence “, recently declared the prisoner to Susanna Reid, an American journalist. ” Anyone familiar with the system knows that Texas doesn’t admit when it’s wrong. I will fight until the end. If I lose my life, I know I have people behind me who won’t stop until they clear my name. »

Even though Linda Carty denies her guilt in this case, other people have no doubts. ” I have no doubt that she is guilty said Lynn Hardaway, Harris County’s former assistant district attorney, loudly. ” All the evidence seems to point to it. At the time of the murder, Carty had bought tape, scissors, … But Joana gave birth to her son Ray four days earlier. »

The baby is an orphan, but saved

Even though the mother gave birth earlier than expected, the grandmother decides to maintain the abduction of the baby. Thus, the little boy is found inside the grandmother’s car the day after the crime. Luckily, he is alive and well. As for the mother, she was found lifeless, suffocated and put in the trunk of the grandmother’s vehicle. Jury members found Gerald Anderson, Chris Robinson and Carlos Williams guilty of breaking into Joana’s house on May 16, 2001 in an attempt to steal her baby. During the trial, the three men confessed that Linda Carty was the mastermind of the case and that the kidnapping was her plan. According to their information, the grandmother would have done everything to raise the baby.

Even if the evidence is overwhelming, Linda Carty still claims her innocence and explains that her only mistake was to lend her vehicle to these three men. A few days before her scheduled execution, there is still no DNA evidence that directly links her to the murder of the young mother, Joana. On the other hand, children’s clothes and a high chair were in the grandmother’s hotel room. Indeed, this proves that she had nevertheless planned everything to welcome and take care of the baby. Moreover, at that time, the culprit had declared to her companion that she was pregnant… Everything seems to have been finely organized. But, at the time of her arrest, she was not expecting any children…

I’ll always remember her as a crazy skill-killer granny in Boston Justice. 😢