Despite Last-Minute Appeal, Georgia Executes Convicted Female Murderer

September 30, 2015 7:41 AM

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Despite Last-Minute Appeal, Georgia Executes Convicted Female Murderer

Death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner is seen in an undated picture from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Following repeated delays, Georgia carried out its first execution of a woman in 70 years on Tuesday evening.

Convicted of orchestrating her husband's death in 1997, Kelly Gissendaner was executed in Jackson, Ga., on Tuesday evening, becoming the first woman in 70 years to be put to death in the state.

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