Clemency Denied, Kelly Gissendaner Nears Execution in Georgia

September 29, 2015 6:56 PM

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Clemency Denied, Kelly Gissendaner Nears Execution in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia is poised to execute on Tuesday the only woman on its death row, hours after the state Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her latest plea for clemency and nearly seven months after her execution was postponed because a drug used in the lethal injection had become “cloudy.”

The inmate, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who was convicted of orchestrating her husband’s 1997 murder, is scheduled for execution Tuesday night at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, southeast of Atlanta.

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