Frances Pauline Norsworthy
France Pauline Norsworthy was a wonderful friend, mother, daughter, sister, and just an overall great person. Murdered at the age of 45, a mother of 6, with two young children still at home. Larry Norsworthy (Inmate 149693 @ Station Correctional Center in -- http://doc.state.al.us/default.asp) walked into HER home late one evening and emptied two guns, taking her life. Her ex husband put her through a lifetime of infidelity, mental and physical abuse, and then in a cold premeditated way, planned her murder by gunning her down and proceeded to bury her in a shallow grave on the side of the road like an animal. Because her already dead body did not fit into the grave, he stomped on her legs until he could smash them in the grave. This all occurred two days before Mother’s Day in 1987 so we, her family, can experience it over and over every year.
Many people ask why she didn’t leave many years before. Pauline was a woman who believed if she hung in there long enough, it would all work out. When she finally said yes to the divorce and everything was finalized, he ended her life.
This cruel and heartless person has served almost 23 years in prison (since 1988) against a life sentence for this merciless act and is now possibly going to get out on parole because in the state of Alabama where he is incarcerated, 25 years is considered life and he is guaranteed the right to come before the parole board at time intervals designated by the parole board (and the laws in Alabama) at each hearing. Even the signatures gathered might not keep him in prison but it is the next step according to the Victims of Violent Crimes Bureau that we (her family) can do to ensure he remains behind bars. This was considered a death penalty case, but the death sentence was removed in an agreement with the police to have Larry Norsworthy identify where Pauline's body was.
By signing and forwarding this petition, there is a chance of keeping him in prison another five years (or however long the parole board determines is adequate.) Help us keep this killer off the streets and in jail for as long as we can. Your signature counts. The family members of Frances Pauline Norsworthy will ensure this list makes it to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles (http://www.pardons.state.al.us/) with the next scheduled date for his parole coming up in 2011.
Signatures are provided in loving memorial of Frances Pauline and all the victims of abuse across our land, and we all thank you. God bless you and be with you always.