Pope Urges Halt to Execution of Georgia Woman Kelly Gissendaner

September 29, 2015 4:02 PM

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Pope Urges Halt to Execution of Georgia Woman Kelly Gissendaner

Pope Francis, who called for a ban on the death penalty during his visit to the United States, is urging a Georgia parole board to spare the life of a woman about to be executed for the murder of her husband.

A local archbishop made the appeal on the pontiff's behalf in the case of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, who is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. unless she gets a last-minute reprieve.

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