Woman executed in Georgia

Sep 30, 2015 8:29 AM by Cheryl Wengren

ATLANTA (AP) - Pleas from her three children couldn't stop Wednesday's execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner was given a lethal injection shortly after midnight for the murder of her husband in 1996.

It was Gissendaner's lover who actually carried out the killing. He's serving a life prison sentence.

Gissendaner's children unsuccessfully asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to commute their mother's death sentence.


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