John Couey


Age: 51


Summary: convicted child killer and registered sex offender condemned to die for the abduction, rape, and murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005 in a case that sparked extensive media coverage and legislation across the U.S. clamping down on sex offenders and later inspiring Jessica's Law, in which the state of Florida became involved in the case and representatives often appeared with the Lunsford family lobbying for stricter sex offender laws during years of investigation and a lengthy trial ending with a conviction and death sentence for the neighbor who kidnapped and buried the little girl alive.



Cause of Death: Anal cancer


Born: September 19, 1958


Died: September 30, 2009


Location: Jacksonville, Florida