A woman who kills her abusive husband—a barber—with one of his own razors in retaliation for his cheating. Paul uses her story as a counterpoint to John Coffey, showing that there is a clear difference between people (such as Matuomi) in whom murder is a natural part of their personality and people (like John) who are inherently innocent, incapable of committing a crime.
Beverly “Matuomi” McCall Character Timeline in The Green Mile
The timeline below shows where the character Beverly “Matuomi” McCall appears in The Green Mile. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 1
...men of all races. Paul relates the story of an inmate he remembers clearly. Beverly McCall killed her abusive and unfaithful husband—a barber—with one of his own razors, and saw her... (full context)