Kelly Gissendaner executed in Georgia

September 30, 2015 4:23 AM

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Kelly Gissendaner executed in Georgia

ATLANTA --Kelly Renee Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, has been executed, prison officials said early Wednesday.

Gissendaner was put to death after hours of delays due to numerous eleventh-hour appeals, and despite a plea from Pope Francis to spare her life.

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