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Jessica Marie Lunsford murder 2/27/2005 (approximately) Homosassa, FL *Convicted sex offender John Evander Couey convicted; sentenced to death*

Jessica Marie Lunsford

The Jessica Marie Lunsford Foundation
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Jessie’s dad
FBI: Criminal Pursuit: Lurking Menace


JohnCouey prison mug

DC Number: 063425
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: ”’
Weight: 123 lbs.
Birth Date: 08/19/1958
Release Facility: UNKNOWN
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Note: This offender meets the criteria for designation as a sexual offender under s. 944.606 F.S., or s. 944.607 F.S., or both, and may be on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator web site.


Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
02/23/2005 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 08/24/2007 CITRUS 0500298 DEATH SENTENCE
02/23/2005 KIDNAP V<13/SEX. BATTERY 08/24/2007 CITRUS 0500298 SENTENCED TO LIFE
02/23/2005 SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM LT 12 08/24/2007 CITRUS 0500298 SENTENCED TO LIFE

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Detainers: (Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency)
Detainer Date Agency Type Date Canceled
11/14/1991 CITRUS CO. JAIL DETAIN 07/16/1993

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
02/27/1978 07/22/1980
05/22/1981 04/01/1984
04/02/1984 05/02/1984
09/27/1991 07/16/1993
08/27/2007 09/30/2009

Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept.of Corrections since January of 1983)
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
07/30/1977 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 02/01/1978 CITRUS 10Y 0M 0D
02/21/1981 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 05/20/1981 CITRUS 7Y 0M 0D
04/08/1991 L/L, INDEC.ASLT CHILD U/16(ATTEMPTED) 08/20/1991 OSCEOLA 9100514 5Y 0M 0D


20 Responses

  1. He deserves to be killed the same way Jessica was. Of course we know that won’t happen, but either way, this man should be put to death. RIP Jessica.

  2. When is the judicial system going to be held accountable for letting these child preditors on the streets? I think if they are CONVICTED in any way of trying to harm a child, they should never get out of jail. How many of these sickos have we seen released from jail or prison, only to kill or molest again? To many to count!! It’s the courts and the sick defense attorneys who defend these assholes’ fault. Maybe when it happens to one of their own children, they won’t be so forgiving. These people should have NO RIGHTS!! I’m speaking for Jessica, who doesn’t have a voice anymore. I’ll use my first and last name so these people will know who I am. This is an outrage.

  3. there is no doubt that this man should be killed….faking mental retardation is a sad excuse and i cnt believe the court actually believed him….how many fucking dead kids will it take for the courthouse to finally learn their lesson?!?….and imagine how many other retards are walkin the streets today that are capable of the same thing….the world is not safe anymore….keep ur kids safe :'(…R.I.P Jessica Lunsford

  4. The other people in the singlewide had to know she was there. They should have been hung to.

  5. im sorry jessica nd to her parents this man shud be killd for such a crime nd how dare he claim mental retardation so tht he doesnt die how many poor childern will be scared ro leave their house because of this man nd how many parents will feel the same
    im extremely sorry to the parents of jessica

  6. Praise the Lord….he’s going to die.

  7. Hearing about Jessica and they way she died made me cry for a long time and made my heart break in two. My heart goes out to her family especially her father. This world is full of lunatics and it is only getting worse. WE need to stop these crimes NOW before they happen to our children! My that SOB rot in hell- there will be no apology in heaven.

  8. This man was/is a sicko and doesnt deserve to die so easily..he should be punished with life and live his life in pain knowing he killed Jessica.

  9. Do you really think he will suffer in prison or be pained by the fact that he killed her. If killing her was painful for him then he would never have done it. He doesnt give a rats ass about Jessica that is why he took her life. Living on death row knowing that at any moment you will die that is what he needs. I hope as the drugs that they use runs through is veins that he sees Jessica as he draws his last breath as he watched her take her last breath. He is getting exactly what he deserves. R.I.P Jessica

  10. I know this is terrible but every time I see this man I want to take a baseball bat and knock his head off. Poor little innocent Jessica, she really touched me. Maybe because I have a sweet Jessica[granddaughter]. I’m just glad he has been sentenced to die—it can’t happen soon enough for me.

  11. They should let the other imates have there way with him let her father say a few words to him the bury him alive see how he likes it in other works bring him around back of the court and finish him off

  12. I hope that Jessica rests in peace and that her family finds comfort in each other and in Christ. There is no earthly justice in this matter. I understand the visceral reactions, but calls for violence only further detract from the memory of this beautiful child and the people who loved and continue to love her. She is alive in them. And look – we know more about her killer, hear more about her killer than we do about Jessica herself. Why not shift the focus to that wonderful, unique child and the gifts that Jessica gave to the world and conceive of ways to perpetuate her loving, innocent memory, rather than discuss the myriad ways in which we could bring pain & suffering to her killer?

  13. The killer got what he deserved. He is an animal and that is all there is to it. I get sick whenever I hear Jessica’s name and see her loser Dad. That is what he is. Mother also. Raised by her grandparents living next to Drug dealer – sex offenders – Mark is a loser. Never protected his child. Now he, like Klaas and other will preach to people how to protect your children. He is a joke. He never protected his daughter and now she is dead. Chaulk if up for another worthless parent.

  14. fuck that stupid ass punk.somebody should put his ass in a trash bag and bury him alive.oh yeah mark lundsford keep your head up bro.and remember this god always have the final word.believe me they will get his sorry ass in prison or satan wil get to him ya take care.

  15. Kim,

    What the hell gives you the right to judge someone based on where they lived? Mark was given custody by the Court over Jessica’s mother. That’s a pretty rare thing. Mark has gone through hell. Are you implying that if you don’t have the money to live in a decent neighborhood then you are an unfit parent. I can’t even describe what I think you are.

  16. Melissa,
    I agree with everything you just said to Kim. A family can live in a run down shack and have more love in that house then a rich person living in their mansion. I think Jessica’s father did the best that he could with the life that was given him. My heart goes out to him and I think people like Kim are just people who have so much trash in their back yard that they have to bring other people down below their level just to look good. ( when in reality, they make themselves looks worse than they already do)

  17. Kim,

    I cannot believe any decent person could say the things you have said about Mark Lunsford. Have you walked in his shoes? Were you there when Couey broke in (he was not invited in after all) and took Jessica? What if it happened to your child? Then maybe everyone can judge you by assumptions. From everything I have heard and read Mark was a great father. My heart breaks for him and for what he is going through. You are obviously a very cold and uncaring “person”. You have no empathy and probably believe you are better than everyone else. However, you are no better than anyone else. In fact, I think less of you due to your judgmental thinking.

    Since this is for the victim and their loved ones, and Mark Lunsford IS one of her loved one and a victim of this crime, you might not want to come back. Nice jab at Mark Klaas too. Whatever did he do to you? Why do you have such hatred for the victims families? May you never feel the pain and suffering that they have had to go through. I don’t think you are a strong enough person to deal with it.

  18. My Life of Crime,

    Well Said!

  19. Sorry excuse for a human.
    I say an eye for an eye.
    When will we realize that we control the world, and as such we DO have the power to extinguish this type of person from the world; or at the very least, suppress them into submission. Laws are too lax and people to unwilling to get off our butts and change the things we don’t like.
    The time is now to make a change…

  20. my name is Jessica too i remember seeing this on the news a couple of years ago. My mom thought it was me on the tv because she is like my twin. i look just like her i am very sad for the family may jessica rip.

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