Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Husband-killer sings Amazing Grace as she dies


Georgia – The first woman to be executed in Georgia for 70 years has been killed by lethal injection after her legal appeals were rejected and a plea by the Pope ignored.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 12.21am on Wednesday after court delays left the 47-year-old sitting in a holding room between her cell and the execution gurney for several hours.

Gissendaner, who was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday evening at the state prison in Jackson, was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. She conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death. More

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